President Trump on Tuesday threatened Guatemala with tariffs, remittance fees and other penalties one day after the two countries issued a joint statement touting “important progress” on addressing migration.
The president’s ire toward the Northern Triangle nation came as he claimed it “decided to break the deal they had with us on signing a necessary Safe Third Agreement.”
“Guatemala, which has been forming Caravans and sending large numbers of people, some with criminal records, to the United States, has decided to break the deal they had with us on signing a necessary Safe Third Agreement. We were ready to go,” Trump tweeted.
“Now we are looking at the ‘BAN,’ Tariffs, Remittance Fees, or all of the above,” he continued. “Guatemala has not been good. Big U.S. taxpayer dollars going to them was cut off by me 9 months ago.” more here