Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is facing some ridicule from supporters of President Donald Trump after she predicted he would “cave” on the threat to impose tariffs on Mexico.
“Spineless GOP Senators grew a backbone this week & finally stood up to their Dictator Trump on something: Mexico tariffs, also known as a TAX INCREASE on American consumers,” Waters tweeted on Friday.
“Bet your bottom dollar, Trump will back off by the weekend,” she predicted. “Just another bluff!”
Just hours later, the president tweeted that he had reached an agreement with Mexico and he called off the threat of tariffs.
“Mexico will take unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration, to include the deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border,” read a statement from the state department.
Several Trump allies mocked Waters for her prediction that he would cave.
Waters, undeterred, retweeted a post claiming that she was correct in her prediction that he would “cave” in order to avoid implementing the unpopular tariffs on Mexico.
“You called it Auntie Maxine,” tweeted feminist commentator Amy Siskind.
Here’s the latest on the deal with Mexico:
Trump: Tariffs on Mexican imports indefinitely suspended