Peter Navarro Discusses Speaker Pelosi Intentionally Holding Back Ratification of USMCA – Only 19 House Legislative Days Remain in 2019…

White House manufacturing policy advisor Peter Navarro discusses the lack of action from Speaker Pelosi on ratification of the USMCA.

As CTH has outlined since the July 2019 alliance meeting between Pelosi and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the strongest likelihood is the House will table the ratification vote until after the 2020 election. It is a strategic political decision.


Here’s what is going on.

Nancy Pelosi and her far-left ideologues entered an agreement with their Canadian liberal allies and Justin Trudeau to stall the USMCA passage.

Trudeau’s government ideologues agreed not to call the USMCA up for a vote in the Canadian parliament.

Speaker Pelosi was waiting to see if Trudeau could would win re-election.  With Canada re-electing Trudeau last night it paves the way for Pelosi to announce the labor provisions are not strong enough within the USMCA deal; discussions with the Trump administration are not resolving the issues; the U.S. workers are not protected enough, and she is tabling any vote.

Speaker Pelosi will then wait until after the 2020 election.  The purpose is political.

Ratification of the USMCA would be a boost for the U.S, and North American, economy.  More growth in the economy is politically adverse to her interests.  Part of the 2020 Democrat strategy is to stall the U.S. economy, stoke a recession narrative, and hopefully weaken President Trump’s re-election bid.  That’s the plan.

For Canada’s part of the scheme, Justin Trudeau will announce that Canada is waiting for the U.S to work out the USMCA labor disagreements.  This is the quid-pro-quo between leftists in the democrat party and leftists in Canada.

Something might change in this dynamic, but it will take an ‘as-yet’ unknown action by President Trump to change the direction…

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64 Responses to Peter Navarro Discusses Speaker Pelosi Intentionally Holding Back Ratification of USMCA – Only 19 House Legislative Days Remain in 2019…

  1. Tom Idlewood says:

    Isn’t it possible for POTUS Trump to withdraw from NAFTA and get an even better America first outcome? I thought that after 6 months notice, any of the 3 countries could end NAFTA. It does not appear USMCA will get a hearing in our first term.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jlwary says:

    Can’t wait for the counter punch.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Michael Kunz says:

    Pelosi, working against the best for America,so as to thwart Trump? Say it isn’t so!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Why is Navarro pretending Pelosi will bring this to a vote ever? Doesn’t he know who these scumbags are?


    The day Congress recesses, POTUS announces both Canada and Demo☭rats have chosen NOT to pass USMCA in an attempt to UNDERMINE USA Economic Growth during the 2020 Election Year, so he is withdrawing it from consideration.

    • He immediately starts the clock for NAFTA to be cancelled after 180 days.

    • He announces that he and AMLO have agreed to then sign a Bilateral USMA Trade Agreement on day 181, and that in the meantime, both nations will implement the USMCA changes to demonstrate good faith and build trust.

    • He announces that any Bilateral Deal with Canada will be MUCH tougher, and RECIPROCAL TARIFFS on Canada’s abusive trade practices will begin as soon as legally practicable.

    … Feathers start to fly.

    Liked by 23 people

    • bessie2003 says:

      This sounds like a good plan!

      Liked by 5 people

    • “Pelosi and her Do-Nothing Demo☭rats have again put AMERICA LAST, and that’s not going to happen during a Trump Presidency. They flew home for Christmas Parties and filled America’s stockings with Dirty Demo☭rat Coal.”

      “President Obrador has put MEXICO FIRST by earning our trust through his bilateral contributions in securing our southern border. Mexico has agreed to reject trade with China, in favor of building a true manufacturing partnership and ending China’s flow of fentanyl drugs under their upcoming Bilateral USMA Trade Deal.”

      Liked by 4 people

      • foo says:

        I don’t know if you’ve been reading Don Jr.’s feed, but it’s looking like that kind of announcement will also need to include a drone campaign against the cartels.

        This would actually be the first justified military intervention in terms of national security in 2 generations, and it will make the NeoCon machine happy.

        Let’s see if it comes to pass.

        Liked by 2 people

        • zorrorides says:

          Foo, there’s one more requirement still missing before the US and Mexico can defeat (and kill) the cartels. The WALL has to be built. We must have a thousand miles with high bollard walls on the 2000 mile border. The WALL doesn’t really factor in until it’s complete, then all of a sudden the WALL becomes important and puts the cartel smugglers in a losing position. The drug and human smugglers can be stopped from entering the US market, IF we have The WALL.

          When we have The WALL, then we send the soldiers.

          Liked by 2 people

          • GB Bari says:

            Very sensible strategy.

            I think an almost-complete wall can be effective if the remaining sections of open border are staffed, patrolled 24 / 7, and monitored with cameras. I would think that to be feasible since the completed wall will significantly reduce manpower requirements in those areas.

            Liked by 2 people

      • nattyrem420 says:

        The long game in this scenario is to expose the Capital Hill Cabals and “Drain that Swamp” just in time for Election Day.


    • 56packardman says:

      I hope you are right! This sounds like a move VSGPDJT would make.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Ghost says:

      @ BKR : agree
      PDJT will probably time this to act as a stimulus to counter probable Fed measures to slow the economy before the elections. Whether they think your time is perfect or waiting until just after the first of the year.

      I’m certain they have projected lead time down to the week for best economic news release next October. This in my opinion is the reason for his patience.


      Liked by 1 person

    • BKR,

      Very astute. I sounds possible.

      Do I understand that bilateral treaties by the President do not require congressional approval?

      Liked by 1 person

    • redthunder238 says:

      I gotta ask how you threw in that hammer and sickle icon.


  6. Perot Conservative says:

    I’ve been puzzled why they waited 2-3 months to start making it an issue.

    Will he bust out a Plan B – do a Bilateral agreement with Mexico and cut out Trudeau? Can’t this bypass Congress?

    I really don’t believe many American or international companies manufacturing in China or Vietnam are Jone-sing to manufacture in high-wage, high-tax, high-regulation Canada!

    Maybe this has been the plan all along.

    President Trump can recite his numerous efforts to rebuild our economy. He can note his efforts to work with Pelosi and Trudeau.

    And he can then pull the Mexico rip cord, and watch the caca and ice pucks hit the fan.

    POTUS does need some bullet points on the highlights:
    – leveling the playing field for American manufacturing and consumers.
    – addressing China’s backdoor predation.
    – modern digital commerce regulations.
    – assisting Mexico in creating a middle class (helps sway more Latino and Independent voters, and diminishes the racism slander).

    Liked by 3 people

    • WES says:

      Perot: I too am puzzled! There must be something we don’t know that is stopping President Trump from doing this. If there is then obviously Nancy and Trudope know why and are content to continue sitting on it.


      • He’s waiting for Congress to quit for Christmas (see above).

        Liked by 1 person

      • 56packardman says:

        I think it’s a matter of timing. Many of us wondered why VSGPDJT didn’t fire Mueller. After the “report” came out and Mueller made his disastrous appearance before Congress, it was clear Trump knew what he was doing by NOT firing Mueller. Unlike the ‘Rats, he is capable of playing 3 dimensional chess. I think he has a plan that will be a winner. Timing is everything.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Pyrthroes says:

          As you say– having waited out Rats’ treacherous Mueller asininities for some two years, Pres. Trump will deal with Pelosi’s economic sabotage in all good time.

          Of course, the root of this is Rats’ Midterm 2018 majority; and the root of that is a nigh-unprecedented number of RINO incumbents abandoning Trump’s MAGA Administration via Congressional retirements. True to form, since Schiff et al. will have accomplished absolutely nothing through Election 2020, who needs these Ryanesque creeps-and-sellouts anyway?

          What ho, for a MzBill-Weezy Warren ticket come next summer… already a major historical figure –not double-counting Grover Cleveland, we rank DJT fourth of 44 Presidential incumbents– by 2024 DJT’s achievement will loom larger yet. Indeed, Rat prospects may well face a hiatus similar to Dixiecrat guttersnipes’ from 1860 to 1912, when TR’s ego-driven Bull Moose Party split the GOP in favor of unreconstructed anti-Federalist Woodrow Wilson with his abominable Amendments XVI and XVII plus son-in-law William McAdoo’s self-dealing Federal Reserve.


      • foo says:

        He’s built a strong economy as-is, so he’s reluctant to cause waves by announcing the 6 month NAFTA window as a pressure-point.

        The problem is these rootless elites have no compunction about deliberately sabotaging the economy on 5/1/2020 when it will be too late.

        We’ll finally find out at long last whether Trump is playing “4-D Chess” or is just supremely lucky and adaptable thus far.


  7. Garavaglia says:

    In truth..what does she have to gain by agreeing to go along with this? If it helps Trump and us..they are sworn to go against it. I don’t like it, but it’s reality.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bessie2003 says:

      If Pelosi let’s it come to the floor for a vote and it passes that passage can then be used to counter the slogan of Do-Nothing-Democrats.

      I can’t imagine she would let her swing district colleagues naked to defend their do-nothing status, especially over the holiday and campaign fund-raising season.

      Pelosi’s got to know impeachment isn’t working.


    • foo says:

      If he formally pulls the plug on NAFTA without USMCA in place, her donors take a bath.

      It carries its own risk to the stability and growth Trump has built, so it’s not without its own risks to him, but in the end HE is the one with that authority, not her.

      This is, if you’ll pardon the pun, a “Mexican Stand-Off”


  8. John Good says:

    Well, I predicted that our own “White Obama” or “the Socialist-Twit” would get to keep his power over Canadians for another term! Guess we have to suffer the same damage as you guys did there for 2 terms of “the Black Jesus”!

    I read a few articles that say Trudeau will try to “ram through” more of the Liberal Agenda this term, because he knows that he will not get another chance to do so. Who knows what damage the Liberals sharing a minority gov’t with the NDP will do to Canada!

    Look at what the NDP under Rachel Notley did to Alberta to get an idea of what the NDP are all about & their leader is a Hindu or something like that in Trudeau’s “Diversity is Canada’s Strength” policy that has stacked Parliament with minorities.

    This is what you get when you allow just anybody to run for public office without being able to pass some kind of competency test that requires some real-life business experience to be able to run a Country!

    Scary Times here in Canada!


    • Dekester says:


      Agreed Trudeau is an unmitigated disaster. He is scum, however his backers in the Liberal Party are by and large money first folks.

      The NDP have been rocked..seriously damaged. To just go along with the Liberals would be suicidal for them.

      Their leader is a Sikh, not a Hindu..big, big difference.

      I know many Conservative Sikhs in my community, a community that ousted a Liberal incumbent.

      My guess, ( not worth much I know) is another election around the two year mark.

      One may find the Bloq Que have more influence than some anticipate.

      Truedope will likely be herding cats.

      Side note, Liberal Party got 33% of the vote, The Conservatives 34% of the popular vote.

      Never mentioned in the MSM, what a surprise hmmmmm


      • I.M. says:

        A few things to add, from a Canuck.

        The NDP is effectively broke; their coffers are empty. They will have no stomach for facing another election in anything less than 18-24 months (they need time to fundraise & rebuild), so this current Parliament is all but guaranteed to last that long at minimum. That gives Trudeau a great deal of leverage to make the NDP eat whatever he shoves down their throat.

        The Liberals and their backers are heavily invested in CHINA. NAFTA worked for them because it let them use it as a backdoor into the US market for their Chinese masters, just as Sundance has explained many times. The Liberals would love nothing more than for USMCA to die and NAFTA to remain; you remember that they did not take the USMCA negotiations seriously at all, as they were hoping to run out Trump’s clock and just go back to NAFTA. When Trump & Mexico did an end-run around Canada it caught Canada completely unprepared, because the ‘crack’ Canadian negotiators were too stupid to ever think it would happen.

        The Canadian economy is almost hopelessly dependent upon its real estate bubble, itself hopelessly dependent upon Chinese money-laundering, taking place primarily in Toronto & Vancouver but spreading to other cities. Canada’s power brokers have no interest in letting this bubble end or confronting the problems inherit in letting Chinese (and other foreign nationals) buy up Canadian residential real estate en masse. I’m not entirely sure what would happen to this aspect of the Canadian economy in the face of a cancelled NAFTA.

        The current iteration of the Conservative party is akin to a collection of RINOs, trending toward Decepticons. They have no real fight in them. Their leader is a spineless weasel, a career politician who’s accomplished very little, in politics or out. I’ve little faith that this party, even if it were to win power in the next election, would do much good with it.


  9. WES says:

    BKR: I understand the Mexican side is standing on solid ground but Canada is standing on quick sand!

    Why is waiting until Congress has gone for Xmas break better for President Trump? Thanks.


  10. foo says:

    The White House has the driver’s seat in this.

    Trump can force DNC hands by starting the 6 month cancellation notice on NAFTA.

    1 of 2 things happens:
    1 – The National Chamber and other business interests force Nancy’s hand.
    2 – NAFTA ends, allowing Trump to enact even more brazen America First policy.

    The question is: Does Trump Have The Guts?

    He’s been reluctant to rock the boat, helping to preserve what tattered fig-leaf remains on the DOJ’s credibility, etc.

    Does he have the guts to do this?


    • usayes says:

      Yes – PLS read Art of the Deal. PDJT hates NAFTA – will see that it’s gone and have the wonderful opp to blame Piglosi for failing to get the USMCA passed. Without NAFTA, Mex and CND are the losers – watch how fast the auto guys move out of Ontario and Mexico. By now, every Treeper on this board should know that if VSGPDJT says he’s going to do something (e.g., get rid of the worst trade deal). it’s going to get done. Simple as that folks.


  11. My $0.02 –
    I think President Trump wants Pelosi bare and naked in front of American people with her intentions to play politics at the cost of American workers / farmers. All along he has shown to American people that he has done is part with USMCA and that now the ball is in Pelosi court.

    I agree with BKR above – President Trump will start the clock on NAFTA. With Pelosi’s intention out in the open for all to see, I hope GOPe will capitalize on that and will work to win back the House.

    As for sparkle socks, sighhh, how many of you remember that he was the only one not holding up the USMCA signed document for the photo op while AMLO and President Trump were holding it with their signatures? He is going to learn the hard way. I feel sorry for our Canadian supporters and treepers for what is coming to them …. but then as they say – election have consequences.

    Liked by 4 people

    • H.R. says:

      newamericandeplorable: “[…] wants Pelosi bare and naked in front of American people […]”

      I understand it’s a figure of speech, but did you have to pick that one? YUCK!!!


  12. A2 says:

    A good summary of where the USMCA is at legislatively in Mexico, Canada and the US. It was much easier to pass in Mexico since all three countries signed on in November last, as per the structure to ratify treaties. Canada a bit more complicated and was put on hold due to the elections and because of their legislative process they prefer the US congress passes it so they may see if any changes are made that by law they need to scrutinise.

    Mexico and Canada ratification process is explained here:

    Clear summary here.
    AS/COA Insider: Eric Farnsworth on Where the USMCA Stands


  13. Mike in a Truck says:

    Big Loser: Canada. Bye Bye Canadian economy. Only one man can save you now and it ain’t Fidels kid.


  14. Pa Hermit says:

    Why aren’t any Democrats ever asked why they don’t govern for the people? It’s always asking the GOP about defending against the Dems. For God’s sake, ask the Dems why they aren’t doing work for the people!!! Put their rear ends in the sling and sweat a little bit!!!


  15. surakvulcan says:

    I think there is a legislative procedure where if the leadership won’t bring a measure to the floor of the House for a vote, a group of members can bring some type of petition to compel a full House vote – I think it’s called a discharge petition.

    The problem is you need a majority, 218, to sign on. Sadly, the majority, Democrats, every stinking last one of them, is determined to destroy our country if it involves doing ANYTHING which Donald Trump approves. If he comes out in favor of apple pie, they will oppose it. Nuts!


  16. Dana Doran says:

    Interesting that these people go around the world intending to undo what the administration does and it’s not treason.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. When do these people work? They are rarely in session to start out with and when they are in session they are busy drinking and exercising or having illicit sex with a quick break to undermine the President. When they are not in session they are flying around the globe on our money vacationing or undermining our foreign policy. This is disgusting.

    Liked by 1 person

    • H.R. says:

      You left out “cashing their checks at the Cayman Bank and counting their ill-gotten gains,” littleflower481.

      That fills up the rest of their day-planner.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. rebelinme2 says:

    ” Part of the 2020 Democrat strategy is to stall the U.S. economy, stoke a recession narrative, and hopefully weaken President Trump’s re-election bid. That’s the plan.”

    Well he’s almost there. Pelosi and the DNC intent is to steal our economy and drive us into recession to weaken We the People and force in their socialist takeover. It’s not a ‘narrative’, it is their plan. Passing this will make an even better economy that will add to their work in dismantling our economy.


  19. Gary Lacey says:

    Does the tariffs go back into effect if Canada doesn’t ratify the USMCA agreement?


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