This IS going to get interesting….
Donald Trump staring down Republican lawmakers ?
President Trump warned Tuesday he will impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican imports starting next week, saying Republican lawmakers would be “foolish” to try to stop him.
Trump’s comments suggested imposition of the tariffs June 10 is nearly inevitable — despite pleas from GOP lawmakers to reconsider as they warn of ruinous economic consequences.
Trump said talks with Mexico would continue even as he goes forward with the tariffs aimed at forcing Mexico to take action to stem the tide of Central American immigrants and asylum seekers to the United States.
“It’s more likely the tariffs go on and we’ll probably be talking during the time the tariffs are on,” Trump said during an overseas news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
As for GOP talk of voting on a disapproval resolution to block the tariffs, Trump said: “Oh I don’t think they will do that, I think if they did it’s foolish.”
“There’s nothing more important than borders,” Trump added. “I’ve had tremendous Republican support.”…