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Why Trump's Mexico tariff idea is widely opposed

Clip: 05/31/2019 | 6m 9s | Video has closed captioning.

President Trump has long praised the use of tariffs, but his new threat to Mexico took many people by surprise. Trump said he will levy a 5 percent tariff on Mexican imports as of June 10 unless the country curbs immigration to the U.S. The proposal drew widespread bipartisan criticism from lawmakers, who predicted U.S. consumers would bear its cost. Yamiche Alcindor joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

Aired: 05/31/19

Rating: NR

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