On April 4, 2019, in response to a reporter’s question, President Trump told reporters and others attending a White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting that he would not take any action to close the US-Mexico border for a year to see if Mexico can stop the immigrants and drugs using Mexico to reach the United States. If after a year the situation does not improve, he will consider putting tariffs on Mexican products – particularly automobiles. If that doesn’t work, he will; close the border.