Trump has said his agreement with Mexico - made after he threatened to increase tariffs on its goods if the country didn't stop illegal immigrants from crossing into the US - has secret provisions that have not been revealed. The problem is that France makes it very hard for the U.S. to sell its wines into France, and charges big Tariffs, whereas the USA makes it easy for French wines, and charges very small Tariffs.
Trump's ongoing war with elements of the USA media could bubble back into view this week with the publication of a book by CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta.
Speaking later on CNBC, Trump said the secret provision was "a very powerful tool".
He continued to hammer the point that until recently there was no arrangement with Mexico.
Mexico's minister of foreign affairs Marcelo Ebrard tweeted that the deal should boost economic growth and therefore demand for USA agricultural products.
Trump over the weekend hinted at additional measures between the US and Mexico, after he vowed that Mexico would soon make "large" agricultural purchases from the U.S.as part of the deal on border security and illegal immigration.
Trump has spent the days since Friday's announcement defending the scope of the deal.More news: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition comes to Switch this Winter
"I don't know exactly what he's talking about", said Juan Carlos Hidalgo, a Latin America analyst at the Cato Institute. That demand was put on the table again by United States negotiators last week, but was not accepted by Mexico.
"They wanted us to sign something totally different", Ebrard said.
The teetotal US President has complained about France charging tariffs on US wine in the past, tweeting in November that it's too hard for American wine producers to sell in France but that the US makes it "easy" to import French wines, which he said "must change".
He did not clarify what that might look like. "But if they're not, we're going to have to participate in this kind of discussion".
The New York Times reported recently that officials from the USA and Mexico said several terms in the new pact were actually agreed to last December, not in last week's negotiations between the two countries, a report Trump dismissed.
McAleenan said that everything in the agreement was new, including the deployment of as many as 6,000 members of Mexico's National Guard security force, mainly along its southern border with Guatemala.
Last fall, in a Twitter outburst against French president Emmanuel Macron, Trump, who owns Trump Winery, a Charlottesville vineyard run by Eric Trump, claimed that wine in the USA is just as good as the beverage made in France.More news: HTC U19e with Snapdragon 710 SoC & Desire 19+ Smartphones Launched in Taiwan
But the president appeared to be making a reference to talks over how Mexico handles Central American migrants who travel through the country to claim asylum in the U.S. But U.S. officials had already been working to expand the program, which has already led to the return of about 10,000 to Mexico without Mexico's public embrace.
"The president has completely overblown what he reports to have achieved". However, on Saturday, The New York Times reported that the plan to send troops to the border had already been agreed to in March.
Previously, they had been sent to overflowing USA processing facilities, where many were subsequently released into the United States.
Facing an escalating showdown with Mexico and an insurrection from his own party, President Trump said Friday the United States had reached a deal with Mexico to avert a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods that was due to take effect today and increase to 25% by October. Without the threat, Trump has insisted, Mexico never would have acted.
President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States had signed another portion of an immigration and security deal with Mexico that would need to be ratified by Mexican lawmakers.
Pompeo said the agreement "reflects diplomacy at its finest", and described it as "a significant win for the American people" Monday afternoon. Other administration officials have said success will be judged on how many migrants show up at the US border.More news: Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case