Agriculture secretary: Closing US-Mexico border would have been 'detrimental' to US commerce

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CNN—Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Thursday he is concerned about the idea that the Trump administration would close the US-Mexico border -- a threat President Donald Trump floated and then later backed off on -- which Perdue warned would have been "detrimental" to trade.

Perdue: Border closure would have been 'detrimental' to US commerce. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Thursday he is concerned about the idea that the Trump administration would close the US-Mexico border -- a threat President Donald Trump floated and then later backed off on -- which Perdue warned would have been "detrimental" to trade. "I don't see any threat right now to close the border," he said at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing Thursday. "We've advocated I think as well as others how detrimental this would be to US commerce." Perdue was...