President Trump Donald John TrumpThe chairman of the Trump Council of Economic Advisers leaves the administration. The Guardian editors say Trump is "not welcome" in the UK before his first state visit. Kushner doubts Palestinians' ability to govern themselves MORE reaffirmed on Monday its demand that Mexico cease all illegal immigration and drug smuggling. This is the most recent sign that he refuses to withdraw from his threat of imposing flat-rate tariffs on the country's largest trading partner.
In good faith, Mexico should immediately stop the flow of people and drugs through its land and to our southern border. You can do it if you want! "Trump tweeted.
The news arrived in Washington on the same day as senior Mexican officials, including Secretary of State Marcelo Ebrard, arrived for talks with the Trump administration to avoid US tariffs.
Trump announced last week that he would impose a 5 percent tariff on all imports from Mexico as of June 10 if the country does not stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking to the US, a target that does not succeed was in modern history. The decision, which was made by a small group of presidential advisers, was rejected by many of its government, which feared it could damage the economy and stop progress in ratifying a new trade agreement with North America.
Mexican officials will meet with the White House on Wednesday with administrative officials, but the president will not be present.
Trump sent his message from the United Kingdom, where he is on a two-day state visit.