USMCA Officially in Effect – Statement from USTR Robert Lighthizer…

First, for those who have fought for decades against the baseline flaws within the NAFTA trade agreement, today is a very memorable day. Today the USMCA officially goes into effect and the trade brokerage system exploited by Mexico and Canada is officially ended.

NAFTA is DEAD! …This has been one hell of a decades-long battle.

Effective today the manufacturing of North American products must originate in North America. No longer will Canada and Mexico be allowed to “assemble” component goods from Asia and transport them as finished North American goods into the U.S. market.

The immediate impacts from this trade-loophole closure will be felt over the next several months and years.  Yes, things are rapidly about to change… and when you understand the details you also understand why the Democrats need to exploit a fictitious COVID fear to stop the explosion of U.S. economic growth that will follow.

Statement from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer:

“Today marks the beginning of a new and better chapter for trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada – just as President Trump promised he would deliver for the American people.

“From day one of his Administration, President Trump has changed the focus of America’s trade policy away from what is best for big, multi-national corporations to instead what is best for America’s workers, farmers and ranchers. That’s a monumental change. His success in creating a bipartisan consensus on this new model for trade policy — in spite of the establishment critics who said it couldn’t be done — is truly remarkable.

“The USMCA contains significant improvements and modernized approaches that will deliver more jobs, stronger worker protections, expanded market access, and greater opportunities to trade for companies large and small. We have worked closely with the governments of Mexico and Canada to ensure that the obligations and responsibilities of all three nations under the agreement have been met, and we will continue to do so to ensure the USMCA is enforced.

“The recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrates that now, more than ever, the United States must stop the outsourcing of jobs and increase our manufacturing capacity and investment here at home. With the USMCA’s entry into force, we take another giant step forward in reaching this goal and advancing President Trump’s vision for pro-worker trade policies.”  (link)

It is also important to recognize the team that put this together.  USTR Robert Lighthizer did an exceptional job framing the agreement to the benefit of the American workforce. White House Trade and Manufacturing Advisor Peter Navarro; Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; and the teams of staff and negotiators who put the details together.

Additionally, it is worthwhile noting who was NOT permitted to write the trade agreement for the first time in the last three decades.  The absence of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce influence is another big part of the victory that Americans will benefit from, yet almost no Americans will know about.

Statement from the White House:

Today, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will go into effect. Thanks to the bold leadership of President Trump, the agreement will mean stronger economic growth, more jobs for American workers, and fairer trade for our country.

President Trump has delivered for American manufacturers, farmers, businesses, and workers.

The agreement will drive job creation and includes the strongest, most advanced, and comprehensive set of labor provisions of any United States trade agreement.

American farmers will have access to fairer markets in Canada and Mexico, opening up more opportunities to export their goods.

USMCA will strengthen American manufacturing, including incentivizing investment in high paying auto manufacturing jobs here in the United States.

Just as promised, President Trump is replacing the disastrous North American Free Trade Agreement, which drove American jobs overseas for years.

USMCA is a fair deal for American workers and finally brings our trade relationship with Canada and Mexico into the 21st century. (link)

Previously both Canada and Mexico structured key parts of their independent trade agreements to take advantage of their unique access to the U.S. market.  Mexico and Canada generate billions in economic activity through exploiting the NAFTA loophole.  China, Asia (writ large), and the EU enter into trade agreements with Mexico and Canada as back-doors into the U.S. market.  So long as corporations can avoid U.S. tariffs by going through Canada and Mexico they would continue to exploit this approach.

By shipping parts to Mexico and/or Canada; and by deploying satellite manufacturing and assembly facilities in Canada and/or Mexico; China, Asia and to a lesser extent EU corporations exploited a loophole.  Through a process of building, assembling or manufacturing their products in Mexico/Canada those foreign corporations can skirt U.S. trade tariffs and direct U.S. trade agreements.  The finished foreign products entered the U.S. under NAFTA rules.

Why deal with the U.S. when they could just deal with Mexico, and use NAFTA rules to ship their product(s) directly into the U.S. market?

This exploitative approach, a backdoor to the U.S. market, was the primary reason for massive foreign investment in Canada and Mexico; it was also the primary reason why candidate Donald Trump, now President Donald Trump, wanted to shut down that loophole and renegotiate NAFTA.

This loophole was the primary reason for U.S. manufacturers to relocate operations to Mexico.  Corporations within the U.S. Auto-Sector could enhance profits by building in Mexico or Canada using parts imported from Asia/China.  The labor factor was not as big a part of the overall cost consideration as cheaper parts and imported raw materials.

Take away the market access and the ability for Mexico and Canada to broker themselves for economic benefit, and both nations would lose hundreds of billions in economic activity.  This was always the NAFTA fatal flaw.

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122 Responses to USMCA Officially in Effect – Statement from USTR Robert Lighthizer…

  1. Mark L. says:

    Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

    Liked by 21 people

  2. Trumpstumper says:

    Not tired of WINNING!

    Liked by 11 people

    • madeline says:

      PDT is the best at Cancel Culture guy ever. He is cancelling B. Clinton, w, and Obama in three short years with the entire world on his back.

      Liked by 17 people

    • The Phantom Stranger says:

      This may be the biggest win of Trump’s presidency in the long run. The globalist economic shell game is severely undercut.

      A shame it didn’t occur ten years ago. China has sucked untold wealth and economic prosperity from the American middle class and our ruling class for over thirty years allowed it.

      Trump needs to make this a repeated talking point in rallies.

      Liked by 5 people

      • mac says:

        Phantom,
        You’re absolutely right, but you left out one point of critical importance. The ruling class allowed it because THEY profited from it. They made LOTS of money on the rubble of the broken homes, ruined lives and suicides of the lower-class people who saw their decently-paid jobs disappear overseas and who could not support families in America on the minimum-wage jobs that were left. That, of course, assumes the displaced workers could even GET one of those minimum-wage jobs, a doubtful proposition since they were competing with the tsunami of illegals the same ruling class ushered into the country.

        Make no mistake about it, the ruling class HATES the working class, but they hate the white working class worst of all. Bill Kristol got a lot of flak for stating that, but he simply made the mistake of saying publicly what ruling class policies had made crystal clear for many years. Tom Donohoe and the American Chamber of Commerce have a LOT to answer for to the American people.

        Liked by 5 people

      • Orville R. Bacher says:

        The U.S. Chamber of Chinese Commerce killed more Black Jobs and families than the KKK. Now we get faux “woke” Corporations claiming they are on the side of BLM, when in fact they have poisoned the Black Community with outsourcing and lies.

        Liked by 5 people

  3. The USMCA is now the LAW OF THE LAND just as the MAY 15TH PROPHECY said would happen with 100% ACCURACY

    Liked by 10 people

    • David M Kitting says:

      May15thProphecy,
      The Constitution is the LAW OF THE LAND. The USMCA is nothing more than an unconstitutional ‘transfer of sovereignty’ agreement ceding economic and monetary[Federal Reserve] control to the IMF/Globalists. If you really understood the BIG picture, you would make the correlation between the Supreme Court’s recent tranny ruling with the globalist rules on ‘worker protections(bourgeois class)’ embedded in the USMCA. It’s Not worth the paper it’s written on. You’ll see. No Government can cede the sovereignty of We The People. But, man they’re in a panicked rush to shove this cancel culture PC globalist agenda garbage down the American People’s throats through the PRAVDA / MSM. Just say NO to the mask of the beast. It’s that simple.
      God rules. Politicians serve.The People are sovereign in the United States.
      Thank God for the US Constitution and the Patriots who swear to uphold and defend it.
      Have a Blessed Independence Day!

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  4. helmhood says:

    I can still remember when Ross Perot debated AlGore about NAFTA on Larry King.

    I hope Ross is looking down, smiling today.

    Liked by 37 people

    • grandmotherpatriot says:

      Me too ! Wow !

      Liked by 8 people

    • thebigharry says:

      Like it was yesterday. Here’s Ross flanked by the uni-party swamp critters.

      Liked by 14 people

    • theoldgoat says:

      It was when Perot ran that I seriously came to believe that we needed a President who was a big business person rather than a politician to run the country. My belief has been shown to be spot on with President Trump.

      Bush was not a good President, though he would have been better than Clinton. Perot put Clinton in office by splitting off a large percentage of the vote from Bush. Yet, Perot might have helped set the stage for President Trump.

      Perot had it right about NAFTA, and I think his business background would have given him the skills to have governed the country well. I wonder if he had been the Republican candidate if he would have won over Clinton. I think he would have.

      Liked by 11 people

      • dd_sc says:

        Perot did set the stage for Trump.

        Trump ran for president in 2000 as a Reform Party candidate and won the Reform Party California primary (CA went first in their primary) with around 35%. He dropped out shortly after that because the Reform Party was falling apart.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Baycity Duckhunter says:

        Perot’s temperament was not compatible to be President and put up with Congress and Judiciary, probably just Emperor.

        Liked by 1 person

      • The Phantom Stranger says:

        I’m fairly sure the same enemies that have sought Trump’s destruction at every turn would have done the exact same thing to Perot. I think Perot probably would have won.

        He was a complete outsider much like Trump to DC politics and had no Swamp allies.

        Liked by 3 people

    • ontoiran says:

      i’m proud to say I voted for him. he was a prophet. Pat Buchanan too

      Liked by 2 people

    • AustinHoldout says:

      This post took me back to the same place. Perot was a disrupter like Trump. And very forward thinking. Remember “All I hear is a giant sucking sound”? He was 100% right about NAFTA.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Conservative_302 says:

      I can’t hear that “sucking” sound anymore. Trump slienced it. Trump is a rockstar!

      Liked by 4 people

  5. candyman says:

    I Love the “Made in the USA” label.

    Liked by 19 people

  6. The giant sucking sound has ended.

    Ross Perot , probably.

    Liked by 9 people

    • TradeBait says:

      He called it when they first considered it. Smart man.

      Liked by 13 people

      • Will this stop the hundreds of Mexican semi’s that come across our southern border pretty much un-inspected daily.

        They roar through our port of entries with their cargo and who knows what else on board.

        Drugs and human cargo?

        When NAFTA was passed these semi’s started just barreling through our ports of entry.

        Until NAFTA they at least had a pretty good over all inspection to go through.

        You should see them now all lined up and ready to just run on by our Border Patrol with their cargo. The BP dogs go through a bit of a sniff at the tires but that is about it.

        Hope this changes things.

        Liked by 2 people

        • We have some high tech imaging systems that catch many. Otherwise they wouldn’t need tunnels and mules.

          Liked by 1 person

          • The trucks need to be stopped to use the imagine.

            Now they just stop for a few seconds to show the drivers paper work and then right on through.

            While they are stopped sometimes the dogs will sniff a bit at the tires bit since the trucks do not stop for more than a second the effort is useless.

            The trucks could really have almost anything on them drugs, human cargo.

            We are not allowed to check them at the border anymore because of NAFTA.

            Even if the Border Patrol does get permission to swing open the doors all they can do is look at the cargo from the ouside.

            No going onto the truck or unloading to cargo to inspect it.

            Mexico could be sending anything into our country with those trucks.

            The drug smuggles use tunnels, and overland smuggling as well as water.

            They use every way they can.

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    • Or when Monica left the Ov…..ah, never mind. Not appropriate.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. MVW says:

    Minimum wage is unneeded when USMCA full effect is felt.

    Liked by 7 people

    • sickconservative says:

      Globalism suppresses wages and they were already on the way up till the Covid BS.
      USMCA will bring is back even to Canada if little Justin tries to stop it.

      Liked by 5 people

  8. Janice says:

    God Bless our President and hiw Wolverines! So thankful for this.

    Liked by 11 people

  9. Kaco says:

    Illegal immigration, trade, manufacturing, China/Mexico, those were my top reasons for voting for POTUS in the GOP primary in ’16. It’s been an uphill battle for him with little support from his own party, but his economic team is the superstar of this administration. I know Pres Trump had an economic vision for America for a long time.

    Now I have other major reasons to vote for him, too. He’s the only one trying to save this country inside and out.

    Liked by 29 people

    • romy911 says:

      Congratulations to President Trump & his Wolverines! Thank you Sundance for all the articles and play by play of this process. Exciting
      We need to stay positive & stay focused on re-electing President Trump so we can see our country reap the rewards of USMCA.

      Liked by 7 people

  10. grlangworth says:

    Ready to win. This is a great day. Promises kept. You can’t make enough noise to show how big a deal this is.

    Liked by 13 people

    • FrankieZee says:

      So the question is: How does Trump get this message out to the majority of the population because the Fake News is never going to talk about it. Trump needs to let the minorities know how this is going to be great for them and their kids.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Deb says:

        You talk about it to everyone you know. That’s how we won in 2016, it’s how we will win in 2020.

        Liked by 8 people

        • rebelinme2 says:

          You talk to everyone you know and that’s how we won, is the precise reason for the ‘Covid’ lockdown at this time. Democrat political dictators forbade all of us getting together in churches, work, and patriotic gatherings but supported rioting, looting, drinking, and debauchery as ‘esential’. They apparently were too stupid to know that we were still communicating and supporting Our President.

          Liked by 4 people

        • Conservative_302 says:

          And all these negative stories about Trump is just another attempt to suppress our votes. Ignore them, and be sure to vote in November.

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  11. DJ Snyder says:

    Ding dong, the witch is dead…

    Liked by 5 people

  12. alliwantissometruth says:

    And the Chamber of Commerce had no influence

    Prettier words I haven’t heard in a long time

    Liked by 26 people

  13. Great Deal for America,Thank you president,

    Liked by 5 people

  14. H.R. says:

    The CoC is probably getting an @$$-whupping out behind the wood shed right about now.

    FAIL!

    If I were a CoC lobbyist, I’d not be accepting any FedEx packages for the next few weeks. Prolly wise to check the bed for horse heads periodically, too.

    That guy delivering a fish wrapped in newspaper? He wasn’t from Salty Seadog’s Fish Market.

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  15. Perot Conservative says:

    Over at The Hill and elsewhere, they’re trying to spin this as just an ‘updated NAFTA’ with additions from TPP.

    Sundance previously posted direct links as to how we specifically shut down the China back door (language, paragraphs), but I don’t have the links / verbiage. I’m kicking myself for not saving said links.

    The Hill & the Left spinning it as ‘whoever is in charge next term will greatly impact USMCA enforcement & interpretation’. … and they have to mention Global Warming. Ugh.

    No reference to the key aspect of shutting the back door. I did read one article claiming aluminium tariffs / changes won’t come for seven years? (Canada #4 aluminium producer in the world?)

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Paul Vincent Zecchino says:

    Sundance & Fellow TreeHouse readers –

    mysuncoast.com reports VP Pence meeting tomorrow, THU, in Tampa w/ Governor DeSantis to ‘discuss efforts FL has been making to combat’ the virus.

    Anyone hear any rumblings about this? Given the manner in which the pressniks have savaged and smeared our state and Governor, this doesn’t sound good. Sounds like thumbscrews coming, what with McConnell siding w/pigliosi on masks.

    Anyone hear anything about this?

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  17. MIKE says:

    Will we be rebuilding the rust belt? So much Americana there, only to have the swamp flush it down the toilet thirty-some years ago.
    Thank you, President Trump and the wolverines. America first, always.
    My Dad would be proud.

    Liked by 12 people

  18. scrap1ron says:

    Thank you President Trump. Rust belt communities such as mine were devastated by that NAFTA agreement. The globalist bastards of the Chamber of Commerce and their bought and paid for politicians sold us out. The economic harm they caused and their depraved indifference to the plight of those American families will never be forgotten. An article in National Review, “White working class rust belt communities deserve to die” by Kevin Williamson tells you all you need to know about how they despise us.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2016/03/12/national-review-white-working-class-communities-morally-indefensible-they-deserve-to-die/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

    A pox on them all. I hope the Chicoms nationalize their China based assets and they lose their shirts.

    Yeah, it’s personal.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Nan says:

      Ahh yes, that article. That article (and one from 2015 lecturing veterans about how they morally MUST support unfettered illegal immigration) turned me off from NRO forever.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Conservative_302 says:

      The rust belt is the heart of America. We all must stick together and support our country, the rust belt, and Trump.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Rose says:

    A Canadian responding, not a peep via our socialist liberal media and when they do peep it will be anti-Trump drivel. Quebec made out like the elites they are, shipping allegedly goods made in China and selling them as made in Canada are over I hope. Smelters going to go under, crap steal from Chinaaaaaaaaa etc. no longer being sold to America. Good for you guys, here in Canada lamanate flooring from China allegedly was being shipped here loaded with asbestos. On the upside I can now buy made in America with confidence said product isn’t made from toxic products, on the down side the only thing Canada now produces is more socialist liberals. Oh Quebec is allowed to pour raw sewage into water ways, and it’s been extended for another twenty years thanks to Little Potato but we pay carbon taxes because we breathe oxygen.

    Liked by 12 people

  20. Paul Vincent Zecchino says:

    Sundance & Fellow TreeHouse readers,

    mysuncoast.com reports VP Pence meets tomorrow in Tampa with Governor DeSantis ‘to discuss the efforts FL has been making to fight’ the virus.

    In light of the media’s constant attacks on our State and Governor, has anyone else heard any rumblings about this? It has an ominous ring to it, like ‘more lockdowns, mask edicts and tumbscrews’ coming, now that McConnell and other RINO’s have sided w/Pelosi.

    Anyone else hear anything about this? It’s the wrong article to post in, but this may well affect a great many people.

    Thanks.

    Like

  21. sunnydaze says:

    ….” Yes, things are rapidly about to change… and when you understand the details you also understand why the Democrats need to exploit a fictitious COVID fear to stop the explosion of U.S. economic growth that will follow.”……

    Thankyou.

    And DemLefty Voters will continue to amaze, being so brainwashed that they can’t see that what they have been demanding from Dem leaders for decades has finally been accomplished…….by TRUMP.

    Liked by 12 people

    • LafnH20 says:

      16 words sez it all, sunnydaze.

      “… what they have been demanding from Dem leaders for decades has finally been accomplished…….by TRUMP.”

      🇺🇸🇺🇸 BEST PRESIDENT EVAH 🇺🇸🇺🇸

      🤔

      Breaking News…

      “What Americans have been demanding from their Elected Officials – for decades – has finally been accomplished…….by TRUMP.”

      Film @11

      Liked by 6 people

  22. Tiffthis says:

    Happy USMCA Day

    Liked by 7 people

  23. Miya says:

    Sundance, you mentioned before about the prices of certain goods dropping once this (finally) goes into effect.

    About how much longer until I can maybe expect things like beef and cheese to drop or has COVID wiped out short term savings in the pocketbook?

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  24. chojun says:

    Makes me wonder how China will now restructure to deliver finished goods to the US. They were wholly dependent upon NAFTA loopholes and ‘developing nation’ trade status at the WTO.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. samwise163 says:

    Great news! Love my President!

    Liked by 4 people

  26. sundance says:

    Liked by 12 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      great clip. Especially where he admits he knows nothing about the issue, but then proceeds to make a judgment on it anyway ….to all of our detriment.

      In summary, it seems that:

      1) Biden has been WRONG on just about every issue since the 80’s.

      2) Trump has been RIGHT on just about every issue since the 80’s.

      Liked by 7 people

    • TheWanderingStar says:

      It seems so long ago…

      Liked by 2 people

  27. Deb says:

    Destroying the TPP was one of the main reasons I voted for Trump. Now he has done what everyone said was impossible, replaced NAFTA.

    This is why the globalists hate him.

    If you don’t drag as many people as you can to the polls, if you don’t volunteer and do everyone you can to win in November, we are lost.

    God Bless President Donald J. Trump.

    Liked by 10 people

  28. John Good says:

    Screwdeau’s Chinese Masters are not going to like this at all!

    Here’s hoping that the Chinese lure Trudeau, Obama & Soros to China & harvest their organs while they are still alive, although they probably won’t be able to sell any of Soros’s body parts, so they will have to take a loss on his parts!

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  29. kleen says:

    Meanwhile the Satanists at the House want to impeach Barr.

    Trump is fighting basically alone. Sure he has a few allies, but has endless traitors trying to take him down. Yet, he is focused on keeping his promises.

    Liked by 6 people

  30. MustangBlues says:

    Sundance: Thank you for your reporting on this important topic. Outstanding for America, and thanks to President Trump and his team for creating this economic opportunity for America.

    Liked by 6 people

  31. Moe Grimm says:

    And to think this is ignored by the JYT.

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  32. DJ Snyder says:

    Um, I think Sundance would have mentioned this if it were true… and Trump would never have accepted that anyway.
    Not that either are infallible, but the former does his homework and the latter would’ve seen it coming a mile away.

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  33. icthematrix says:

    Bravo Mr. President. Now, we must re-elect you to keep it.

    Liked by 4 people

  34. Perot Conservative says:

    Don’t forget, folks, Canada lost 71,000 jobs in November – equal to us losing 710,000 jobs in a single month!

    Liked by 1 person

  35. MaineCoon says:

    Well done Mr. President and Wolverines! In spite of all the internal & external roadblocks, you did it! Phenomenal accomplishment.

    Haven’t heard much from Justin lately….

    Liked by 4 people

  36. Parker Longbaugh says:

    And Tucker the new hero of FOX, fails to mention one of best accomplishments of President Trump the UCMA.
    He is just trying to help the re-election don’t you knw?

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    • James says:

      I do not think he has too,we know!

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      Americans voting with their wallets, supporting the President.

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  37. Davenh says:

    While in and out of work the past 2 1/2 years I’ve received a free education from Sundance, his crew and most of the commentators who post on this site. I feel as though I really understand Trumponomics, his theories concerning the application of economic leverage and foreign policy. Thank you treepers I’m a better man for having known you all. Or at least better informed 😃

    Liked by 10 people

  38. Davenh says:

    While in and out of work the past 2 1/2 years I’ve received a free education from Sundance, his crew and most of the commentators who post on this site. I feel as though I really understand Trumponomics, his theories concerning the application of economic leverage and foreign policy. Thank you treepers I’m a better man for having known you all. Or at least better informed 😃

    Liked by 5 people

  39. Mario Flores says:

    Can we give them the parade Trump and team truly deserve?

    Liked by 3 people

  40. Perot Conservative says:

    Why POTUS’s focus on the auto industry. A key concept I rarely see mentioned.

    The MULTIPLIER Effect.

    Low estimates are a multiplier of 7.6; actual auto-line jobs reportedly have a multiplier of 11. Staggering.

    These auto manufacturing jobs create direct and indirect jobs within the auto industry including parts suppliers, basic materials (steel, plastic, leather, glass), and support services of all types.

    Then think about the newly employed machinist, assembler, or manager buying a new home, appliances, hardwood floors and renovations. Not to mention new furniture. Hone buying has its own multiplier.

    And folks in the auto plant will sub out some maintenance, support services, graphic designers, IT support, caterers, lunch trucks and tshirt vendors … the list is endless.

    https://www.rollcall.com/2015/01/29/the-auto-industry-is-a-huge-job-creator/

    Liked by 5 people

    • stopimmigrationcrimes says:

      Thanks, Sundance, for a fresh breath of encouragement.

      God bless America!

      Like

    • Issy says:

      Perot Conservative: I wonder if Joe understands job multipliers? Just kidding, I’m not wondering about the politician who thought nafta was great and wouldn’t cause job losses.

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  41. NJMAGA says:

    This is such a big friggin deal it warrants July 1st to be deemed a national holiday. Dump Juneteenth and add July 1st…you know…so we don’t go further into debt, I ❤️ My President.

    Liked by 3 people

  42. Arrest Soros says:

    I saw a couple of tweets from The Boy Trudeau and Purple Freeland where they announced the beginning of the “Updated NAFTA”
    Not once did they call it USMCA. It was updated NAFTA.

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Gracie Garcia says:

    Thank you Sundance for educating us by your excellent, long form reporting on USMCA. You are almost the only source on this topic.

    Liked by 2 people

  44. D Harmon says:

    what about this ?

    Like

  45. for those not old enough to remember, or maybe not even alive, i’d point out that at its inception much of the same high expectations and lofty rhetoric was also said about NAFTA.
    before celebrating too much, best wait until the trade between the U.S., canada and mexico actually resumes,

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  46. Teresa Gorecki says:

    And the end of NAFTA is a fantastic thing; good for the middle class in the US, Canada and Mexico. Wonderful news….

    Sent from my iPad

    >

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  47. Issy says:

    Trump’s Economic Team is All Star. The very best we’ve ever had who came to work to save the American economy. Kudos and Thanks to all of them.

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  48. CharterOakie says:

    What a great moment!

    Voted for Perot in ‘92 and ‘96.
    The disastrous trade policy embodied in NAFTA and the WTO, along with the associated evil of the D.C. revolving door of corporations, lobbyists and government, were the biggest policy reasons for his candidacy and my votes.

    Finally, Trump did what Perot could not. Thank God.

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