Trade negotiations between the US and Mexico are going badly, with no one on either side happy with what the other has put forward, and certain negotiators on both sides taking hard lines. This standoff has led to American truckers placing roadblocks at the US-Mexico border crossings, not allowing specifically Mexican truckers to cross into the United States with their goods. A Mexican trucker by the name of Jose Menez runs one of those border crossings, in the process being shot dead by the gunfire by border officials and civilians on both sides of the border. It is eventually determined that he was killed by an American bullet. Tom and those in the White House have now not only to deal with the trade impasse but the fact that a Mexican citizen was killed on American soil by an American bullet. Tom has to decide how far to go to deal with the issue, including if he should exploit the grief and suffering of Menez's wife, an undocumented Mexican long having lived in the States. ...
Did You Know?
A line of dialogue says that the President of Mexico is running for re-election in four months. Mexican Presidents cannot run for re-election: their constitution limits the President to a single six-year term. See more
The future's coming whether you're ready or not, Tom. Now, you can try to hold back the rushing water, but one day, the dam is gonna burst.
I know. I was just trying to buy time, make sure everybody can swim.
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