Since President Trump took office he has made it clear one of his top priorities would be renegotiating the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement, otherwise known as NAFTA. His goal was to resolve various trade issues that he had previously campaign on. In the past, while it became a contentious issue both Canada and Mexico, they indicated they would be open to negotiating with President Trump.
Now, there have been increasingly large and substantial developments on the NAFTA front. This past week President Trump took part in meetings to finalize the new agreement. And those plans have now been formalized.
“When Trump was running for president, the media elites constantly lectured us about how he had no idea what he was talking about. They told us that the promises he was making were unreasonable and he could never accomplish any of those things. Flash forward two years and it’s abundantly clear that the media couldn’t have been more wrong.
For example, Trump promised that he was going to create jobs, boost the economy, and increase growth. The media laughed. The economy took off. There are plenty of things you can point to that Trump has accomplished that Democrats promised us he couldn’t. The latest example is NAFTA. Trump promised that he was going to renegotiate NAFTA and come up with a trade deal that puts the American people first. Many in the media said he could never get that done.
Chalk this one up as yet another example of Trump doing what he said he would do. We don’t see that from many politicians. He’s going to be tough to beat in 2020 especially when you look at the unimpressive bench the Democrats currently have.”
“President Trump on Monday announced a hard-fought trade pact with Canada and Mexico meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying the deal would bring a “new dawn” for American auto workers.
“This is a truly extraordinary agreement for the United States, Canada and Mexico,” Trump said in the Rose Garden, surrounded by his trade-negotiating team. Trump spoke after it emerged that Canada and Mexico had agreed to a pact the administration has dubbed the “United States Mexico Canada Agreement,” or USMCA.
In a joint statement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the agreement “will strengthen the middle class, and create good, well-paying jobs and new opportunities for the nearly half billion people who call North America home.””