Lindsey Graham Now Approves Tariffs on Mexico…He Previously Said Would Make Him ‘Mucho Sad’


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is now apparently in favor of tariffs on Mexico imposed by President Donald Trump over border security, despite saying just two years ago that such tariffs would make him “mucho sad.”

Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur noted the flip on Twitter. Graham, a former Trump foe turned Trump fanatic, still has the previous tweets up for view.

In 2017, Graham tweeted that tariffs on Mexico would hurt the growing American economy.

“Any policy which drives up costs of Corona, tequila, or margaritas is a big-time bad idea. Mucho said.” Graham said.

Now, Graham appears to be singing a different tune.

Graham now says he supports Trump’s decision to impose tariffs over border security issues. “I don’t like tariffs but in this case it’s a national security issue,” he said.

Trump announced plans to impose a 5% tariff on Mexico on Thursday night. The president then went on explain that he plans to raise the tariffs on the first of each month until October, where they would permanently remain at 25% unless he feels Mexico has put an end to “the Illegal Immigration problem.”

Stocks tanked on Friday due to the surprise announcement, with the Dow dropping over 300 points in the first hours of trading on Wall Street amid fears the plan could send the U.S. into a recession.

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