BREAKING: NAFTA Call With President Trump, President Nieto (Mexico) and PM Trudeau (Canada)

Art of the deal glaringly visible in less than one-half of a single day’s media cycle.  Simply amazing.  These phone calls are also further evidence of how much leverage the U.S. carries in the entire NAFTA Trade construct.  [White House Press Release]

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call With President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Late this afternoon, President Donald J. Trump spoke with both President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada.  Both conversations were pleasant and productive.

President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation of the NAFTA deal to the benefit of all three countries.

President Trump said: “it is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation. It is an honor to deal with both President Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better.”   ###


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178 Responses to BREAKING: NAFTA Call With President Trump, President Nieto (Mexico) and PM Trudeau (Canada)

  1. barton2016 says:

    I still think he should tear up NAFTA and burn the pieces. What’s stopping the next president from letting the bad parts of it creep back in.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. albrevin says:

    watch…. he’ll get around the uniparty controlled congress by inserting wall-funding/building in the new-and-improved NAFTA. Libs will have to go the 9’th circuit again.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. JBrickley says:

    Leverage? Of course we have leverage, we are The United States! We are a much bigger market than Canada or Mexico. How we ever got snookered into losing to both over NAFTA makes one wonder a great deal about things. Was it intentional to hurt the USA when NAFTA was implemented? It’s like Obama, he must have been either incompetent or seriously misguided but what if that was the plan all along to damage the USA?

    It is practically unfathomable for Conservatives to believe the Left wishes to destroy America. But that has been the subtle long term goal for 60+ years.

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  4. jefcool64 says:

    Excellent, a renegotiated NAFTA made to be fair to America is even better then scrapping it all together. Like Trump has said many times before, he’s for FAIR trade. Scrapping it is a last ditch option in case the above fails. What’s different this time we have a president who is not bluffing. Mexico and Canada knows this so that’s why they want to try to salvage something for themselves.

    It’s on Trump to find something good but thankfully his business experience and negotiating skills has me optimistic. What’s not to love? This is next level winning, it’s too bad some people are stupid and only read the new fake headlines about how Trump is a sellout. When was the last time one of our presidents renegotiated NAFTA to our benefit?
    Yeah, didn’t think so.

    Make a hard and very real threat in order to strike a reasonable deal for all parties involved.
    We got this, leverage and a president not tied down by the insiders is a beautiful thing.

    Next up, China?

    Liked by 6 people

    • louche9 says:

      jefcool: Well said. MSM libs won’t admit to themselves that they are so prejudiced against Trump they refuse to consider his actions in anything but the most negative light. The MSM is an adolescent clique that won’t stop being unfair. However, their relentlessly negative reporting is at least being noticed by greater numbers of people.


    • Bert Darrell says:

      Alternative explanation: Mexico and Canada realize that PDJT cannot be bribed and, if need be, he’ll pull out of NAFTA. How long can congress ignore his letter of intent without even the most politically-detached voters figuring out who is obstructing progress and hurting workers as well as the economy?


  5. buzzybee says:

    I can hardly wait to see if/when our POTUS negotiates for wall-funding with Prez Nieto. Meanwhile, i sure wish there was a way to publicly tar and feather (in a manner of speaking) the MSM for their fake headlines.

    I love your question, jefcool; “When was the last time one of our presidents renegotiated NAFTA to our benefit?” That question should be asked widely of news editors, reporters, commentators, etc. Oh, and talk radio.


  6. As stunning as who came BEGGING Trump to reconsider, was who didn’t. If NAFTA is such a big boon to the United States’ economy– where were the US interests panicked over the pending termination? Hmmm?


  7. TreeperInTraining says:

    The things that went on this week with Canada’s timber, with Mexico’s peso and with Trumps random leak that he might drop out entirely of NAFTA was a 4D chess move that even I (a doubter) can appreciate.



  8. kp3ace says:

    I disagree with a “renegotiation” of NAFTA. I believe that it needs to be completely eliminated to prevent the next administration from easily “touching up” the renegotiation efforts of this administration.


    • Bill in Lexington,NC says:

      To be truly useful, a renegotiation should include an inviolable expiration date.

      I do NOT think that this is how the wall gets funded. I think that is wishful thinking by desperate people.

      I think that this is a way to protect our jobs. We just imposed a 20% tariff on Canadian softwood dimensional lumber. That HAS to have the Canadian government standing up and taking notice. I’m sure it helped to make them willing to take another look at matters.

      NAFTA forms a large part of both the Mexican and Canadian economies and is a way to exert leverage to get them to deal effectively with their porous border problems and also with the immigration of Islamic jihadists who can now freely immigrate to Canada, become Canadian citizens and then march freely into the US. This is the gradual closing of a vise on two socialist governments who require profitable trade with the capitalist nation in the middle for their own prosperity. If they want to fund their nations, they will have to make some actual changes in how they are “doing business” with Islam.


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