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We have been covering the migrant caravans and the immigrant invasion supported by social justice activists for many months.
After the recent launch of the largest of these caravans from Central America, President Donald Trump is now threatening to close the southern border with Mexico.
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In remarks from the Oval Office, Mr. Trump reiterated his threat to shut the border if Mexico, America’s third largest trading partner, cannot restrict a flow of asylum seekers trying to cross into the United States. But the president’s economic team, concerned about the damage from such a move, said it was looking for ways to limit the fallout if Mr. Trump does do so.
“Sure, it’s going to have a negative impact on the economy,” Mr. Trump said, adding, “but security is most important.”
Security - Trade
“Security is more important to me than trade,” he said.
It is quite clear to most Americans prefer security over trade, so Trump’s priorities are correct.
Press - Specialty - Salads - Sandwiches - Focus
However, it appears that our press is more concerned about their specialty salads and sandwiches. The focus of many reports on the impending closure center on the potential of shortages of that life-essential food substance, the avocado.
Speaking to Reuters, Steve Barnard, president and chief executive of Mission Produce, the largest distributor and grower of avocados in the world, said Americans would run out of avocados in three weeks if imports from Mexico were stopped.
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Last week, Trump said here was a “very good likelihood” he would close the border if Mexico did not stop migrants from reaching the United States.
The U.S. imports about $137 billion in food through the border with Mexico, and that includes about 90 percent of the imported avocados purchased by American consumers.
Fruits - Vegetables
Other fruits and vegetables could be impacted as well.
…Fresh tomatoes, peppers, melons and eggplant for the whole country would soon be in short supply.
“Probably over half...
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