What About NAFTA?

During his run up to the victory….Mr. Trump was adamant that NAFTA and other trade agreements were bad deals and once he was elected they would be torn up and re-negotiated…..does anyone recall this?

Well once again…if anyone cares….we may have been played…..

After repeatedly referring to NAFTA as “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere” during the presidential campaign, the Trump administration seems to be softening it’s protectionist rhetoric.  According to The Hill, in speaking to a group of concerned business leaders, Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci said that the new administration isn’t looking to “rip up NAFTA” but rather to “right-size it and make it fairer.” 

Source: Trump Advisor Says Administration Not Looking To “Rip Up NAFTA” Or Impose “Quote-Unquote Tariffs” | Zero Hedge

Another source for this statement…….

Members of the Trump transition team are trying to tamp down concerns among corporate leaders that the incoming administration may spark trade wars with Mexico, Canada and other major trading partners over the next four years.

Anthony Scaramucci, a senior advisor on the Trump transition team, told a group of business leaders convened at a bipartisan meeting by the group No Labels that President-elect Donald Trump is a free-trader who is looking to make trade deals more fair, not scrap them.

Source: Transition official: Trump will not rip up NAFTA | TheHill

Almost daily his promises are falling by the wayside….and yet NO one seems concerned that he is crapping on the deals that he campaigned on…..now if this had been Clinton it would indeed be a big deal….but as usual….Trump will get a free ride from those that he played….


6 thoughts on “What About NAFTA?

  1. Saying it is easy, doing it is much harder. He’s getting schooled in the realization that this isn’t and never will be “The Trump Show”, but I give him marks for at least trying. Crossing my fingers that the next four years doesn’t dismantle things so much that we’re all standing around, staring at a pile of screws, scratching our heads saying “Where did this go again? Who has the instructions?”

    1. NAFTA sucks but I do get some great avocados from Mexico….I am worried about Pence influence could be more dangerous to rights than Trump….chuq

  2. Of all the things he was talking about for the last 2 years, this is the one I actually agreed with him on…and it’s probably the one that won him the election, too. All those un/under-employed Rust Belters made all the difference. He better reward them, or he’s gonzo.

    I hope he follows through. But I’m sure The Powers That Be will either make sure it doesn’t happen, or make sure he doesn’t live to see a second term.

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