As Twitchy reported, President Trump announced that on June 10, the United States would be imposing a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into the country from Mexico “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP.”
Trump’s tariff has received a great deal of criticism, with U.S. automakers fearing that Americans will start buying Japanese and Korean cars due to an estimated $1,300 bump in the price of American-made cars that use Mexican-made parts.
Millennials who never learned to drive anyway were probably more worried about the effect of the tariff on their avocado toast habit, and CNN Business looked into it and found that the price of a Chipotle burrito might go up by as much as five cents.
— FOX 12 Oregon KPTV (@fox12oregon) June 3, 2019
Mexico is a major exporter of avocados and other agricultural products that are important to Chipotle’s menu.
[Chipotle Chief Financial Officer Jack] Hartung said that “we could easily solve the volatility in our supply chain by purchasing pre-mashed or processed avocados which would be cheaper, readily available and provide stability.” But, he noted, doing so would lower the quality of Chipotle’s food.
“Using whole, fresh ingredients and making guacamole by hand in our restaurants each day leads to better tasting guacamole,” he said.
Would Americans settle for pre-mashed avocados? Should they have to?
Oh no there will be mass starvation
— Eves Paradise Arts (@Eves_Paradise) June 4, 2019
— Joe (@jbwbubba) June 4, 2019
— Dan McAlister (@prelives51) June 4, 2019
Oh the humanity!
— Doc (@RidemDoc) June 4, 2019
That does it. Forget our borders and laws. I need avocado's and burritos!
— CRB82 (@bliss1982) June 4, 2019
Oh no! If that’s the case, leave the border open. ?♂️
— Airich Keyf (@AirichKeyf) June 4, 2019
small price to pay for border security and turning our nation into a nation where people follow laws. Build that wall.
— Everylastdime (@Everylastdime) June 4, 2019
So the Tariff is totally worth it
— Farmer Jon (@farmerjonbmx) June 3, 2019
10¢ more to make it permanent?
— Christine Hollinger (@OregonBroker) June 4, 2019
That’s ok, I’d pay $5 more if it kept me from supporting illegals…
— Candice Anderson (@andicanderson) June 4, 2019
Holy crap, I guess we’d better just let anyone and everyone in then.
— ??American Citizen?? (@marklindesr) June 4, 2019
Considering the cost of K-12 education and healthcare for life, seems like a hell of a deal.
— trapped n california (@boardingnomad) June 4, 2019
NOOO!! Not a $.05 on a burrito! This is a civil rights violation of every hipster millennial across the fruited plain.
— Jack Lynx (@LuvFuzzyBunnies) June 4, 2019
Welp. There’s five cents less I’ll have at the end of the year.
— Kevin Meyer (@KCchemguy) June 4, 2019
I say hold the Mexican avocado and give me double sour cream from those American cows
— Rvibert (@Rvibert1) June 4, 2019
Guacamole is extra…
— Scott Maiwald (@scottmaiwald) June 4, 2019
Will the e.coli still be free though?
— Yojimbo (@YOJIMBO_VE) June 4, 2019
'13-dimensional chess!' Donald Trump's plan to stop the flow of 'drugs as well as illegals' from Mexico is a can't-miss https://t.co/8kbZOpFcYN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 31, 2019