Republican senators are preparing for confrontation with President Trump, after he threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. Trump said Republicans would be "foolish" to try and oppose his tariffs.
The split and potential standoff over 5% tariffs -- set to begin next week and ratchet up 5% through October -- on all goods imported from Mexico reveals some of the cracks between Trump and his party. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "There is not much support in my conference for tariffs, that's for sure." Mexican officials are in Washington launching a diplomatic counteroffensive and fresh negotiations.