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Trump Revamps NAFTA, Closes Important Deal With Mexico

President Trump is well on his way to fulfilling one of his top campaign promises – to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement so that American workers and industries do not continue to suffer due to lopsided deals with Mexico and Canada. This week, the president announced that the U.S. and Mexico would enter into their own, separate bilateral trade agreement, though administration officials will now pivot to Canada in an effort to put back together some form of the tri-country deal, which has been in place since the Clinton presidency.

“They used to call it NAFTA,” Trump said. “We’re going to call it the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement.”

The president could not resist tooting his own horn, recalling that “many people” has expressed an opinion that it would be impossible to renegotiate NAFTA with terms more favorable to the United States. In another president, this kind of shameless bragging would be groan-worthy, but with Trump, we’ve not only come to expect it, it makes a certain amount of sense. After all, this is one situation where the old adage rings true: No one else is going to do it. Not in the mainstream press, certainly.

Because powerful interests in the United States, including manufacturers and Republicans in Congress, to say nothing of the wishes of the Mexican government, want NAFTA to remain a trilateral agreement, it is doubtful that we will actually see this trade agreement break into two or more separate deals. More likely: Trump is using that threat to draw Canada to the negotiating table. He has expressed his extreme disapproval over Canada’s use of retaliatory tariffs and their already-existing tariffs on American dairy. If Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can find a way to mend those fences, we could certainly be on our way to a new and vastly improved NAFTA.

Among the changes the U.S. and Mexico agreed to: New avenues for trade in a world now dominated by information technology, updated rules for the internet age, new requirements that car companies focus more of their manufacturing in North America, new requirements for companies when it comes to the use of local steel and aluminum, and even a wage agreement that will make it mandatory that companies pay their dominant car manufacturing workers $16 an hour. This latter clause is of course intended to put a stop to low Mexican wages, which have shifted a great deal of factory work south of the border.

It’s another big trade win for the man who promised to come into office and revamp the “terrible” deals worked out by his predecessors. Trump won’t get nearly the credit for this as he should in the media, but the economic effects may be large enough to speak for themselves.

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  1. MAGA! Our President is doing what he said he was going to do! He is fulfilling his promises to the American People! Extremely refreshing, after all the years Americans were lied to, stolen from & who lost so much-including our integrity! Go, Mr. President-WIN! The American People LOVE, ‘YOUR WINNING’!

  2. Continue prayers for our President, Vice President and all their family members. Because they have brought God back into the picture they are in a horrific “spiritual” war…good against evil. God is Sovereign and Trump has a mission to accomplish and nothing Evil can do will stop it. We win in the end. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  3. I watched this in amazment while Trump proved a complete ass compared to the intelligence of The President of Mexico. How much longer will even the most ignorant Trump supporters repeat his weak lies?

    • Your intelligent Mexican President accepted our President Trump’s ways that were inspired by him. Also, Mr. Trump got a pay raise for the mexicans of $16.00 per hour. Did your mexican president come up with that?? I thought so. Also, anyone that calls other people names is the one who makes an a$$ of himself. Just saying.

  4. NEXT…..STOP THE ILLEGALS IN MEXICO, AND NOT IN THE USA…..BUILD THEY WALL AND MAN IT .
    THEY DON’T OBEY OUR OR INTERNATIONAL LAWS…..SO…..WE CREATE OUR OWN, AND ENFORCE THEM……NO EXCUSES…..ANY PROBLEMS??? CITIZEN MAIN SAYS SO

  5. I would rather have Trumps lack of tact and finesse while getting the job done as opposed to Obama reciting prepared, pretty speeches while lying to Amercians through the whistles in his teeth!!!

  6. RAY,RAY,RAAAAAAY
    YOU ARE SO PATHETIC…..YOU REMIND ME OF HOWARD COSEL INTERVIEWING CASSIUS CLAY.
    YOU KNOW……..WHEN HE FOUND OUT ON SCREEN, HIS NAME WAS NOW MOHAMMED ALI.
    IT’S OK RAY…..TRY AND. KEEP UP……THE WORLD IS MOVING FASTER.

  7. Our President is the master tactician. Strategy is his game and now he has succeeded in getting the EU and Mexico to accept our / his terms.
    It’s called gamesmanship and he knows how to wield power especially when wexas a nation have the upper hand.
    Now watch China follow suit. They need us more than we need them.

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