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Trumpís Tough Talk on Nafta Raising Fears of Pactís Demise
The New York Slimes ^ | October 11, 2017 | Ana Swanson

Posted on 10/11/2017 1:33:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

WASHINGTON — The North American Free Trade Agreement, long a punching bag for President Trump, is edging closer toward collapse as negotiators gather for a fourth round of contentious talks here this week.

In recent weeks, the Trump administration has sparred with American businesses that support Nafta and pushed for significant changes that negotiators from Mexico and Canada say are nonstarters. All the while, the president has continued threatening to withdraw the United States from the trade agreement, which he has maligned as the worst in history.

On Wednesday, as he sat beside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump again said it was “possible” that the United States would drop out of Nafta.

“It’s possible we won’t be able to make a deal, and it’s possible that we will,” the president said. “We’ll see if we can do the kind of changes that we need. We have to protect our workers. And in all fairness, the prime minister wants to protect

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nafta; win; winning

1 posted on 10/11/2017 1:33:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The sooner out the better


2 posted on 10/11/2017 1:34:56 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is a piece of that “trillions of dollars are at stake” meme Sundance is regularly referencing.


3 posted on 10/11/2017 1:51:16 PM PDT by Mariner (Pink Pussy Hats for the NFL)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If it’s anything like the UN and NATO, you can be sure the USA is doing all the heavy lifting—and getting goosed while doing it.
Let it collapse and MAGA.


4 posted on 10/11/2017 1:58:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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Trump’s Tough Talk on Nafta Raising Fears of Pact’s Demise

Like Texan Ross Perot said many years ago when he was running for POTUS. We passed NAFTA and now we get the SHAFTA. All u will be hearing is a giant vacuum sound of jobs going to Mexico.

Guess what???

Ross Perot was exactly right and this is why we are revisiting our jobs going south of the border to Mexico.

I call Mexico a third world country since I have visited this country before and it is so corrupt in this country.

We made a deal with Mexico to get some folks in this country to make a lot of money on our backs.

Trump is looking at America first and foremost. Thank God.

5 posted on 10/11/2017 2:45:50 PM PDT by TheConservativeTejano
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Or as we here at Free Republic would state it: "Trump’s Tough Talk on Nafta Raising Fears HOPE of Pact’s Demise"
6 posted on 10/11/2017 5:36:39 PM PDT by catnipman ( Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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