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  • BREAKING: Mexico Agrees To Pay for Wall – Offering Emergency Deal To Close NAFTA Tariff Loophole…

    04/17/2018 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Giddyupgo · 69 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 17, 2018 | Sundance
    This Reuters article is framed around Mexico making a surprise announcement they will support the U.S. steel tariff against China by shutting down the NAFTA back door on that specific trade segment…. However, the bigger story is Mexico’s admission/concession to the U.S. trade position that Canada and Mexico structure access to the U.S. market inside their trade deals with other nations. With a Marxist about to win the July 1st election; and with certain nationalization of private industry soon to follow; and with free capital markets anticipating and responding by shifting investment into the U.S.; Mexico proposes to close the...
  • 6 Crises Where Trump’s Blunt Pro Americanism Is Working

    04/05/2018 11:55:06 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 5 replies
    Diplomacy is often considered the most Genteel and cultured of governmental pursuits. And that can work many times, when done right. But it can also fail miserably, as Winston Churchill clearly understood watching the ever-so-Genteel Neville Chamberlain botch what could have preempted World War II. And it has been failing America over multiple presidential administrations. Donald Trump is no Winston Churchill in eloquence or knowledge of history or philosophies or alcohol intake, but he has ChurchillÂ’s fiery love of country and willingness to speak bluntly outside the nicety circles while carrying a big stick to defend that beloved country. Refreshing...
  • Trudeau sees high chance of NAFTA deal with US, Mexico

    04/05/2018 9:55:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | April 5th, 2018 | Unattributed
    Ottawa (AFP) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled Thursday he saw a strong chance of reaching a deal with the US and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. "We have a high chance of reaching a win-win-win deal for Canada, the United States and Mexico," Trudeau told reporters. "With the pressures of the elections in Mexico, and the US elections, if we could announce something at the Summit of the Americas, that would be great," he added, in reference to the April 13-14 gathering of regional leaders in Peru. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland headed to Washington...
  • Migrant caravan abandons plan to travel to US border

    04/04/2018 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    AFP ^ | April 4, 2018
    A caravan of Central American migrants whose trek across Mexico infuriated President Donald Trump has decided not to travel to the US border, leaders said Tuesday. "We will wrap up our work in Mexico City," said Irineo Mujica, the head of the migrant advocacy group People Without Borders (Pueblo sin Fronteras). "We have support teams at the border if there are people who need assistance there, but they would have to travel on their own," he told AFP in the town of Matias Romero, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The just over 1,000 migrants who currently make up...
  • Trump Threatens to Cut Off Aid to Honduras Over ‘Big Caravan’

    04/03/2018 8:59:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Apr 3, 2018 | John T. Bennett
    President to Mexico: Group of immigrants ‘had better be stopped’ President Donald Trump warned Honduras and Mexico he will retaliate if an alleged “caravan” of immigrants from the Central American country enters the United States. The president for several days has appeared fixated on what he claims is a large group of immigrants he contends plans to try to enter the United States illegally. If they do, Trump says he might cut off U.S. aid to Honduras and terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he says has benefited Mexico. But Congress might object to the former, since lawmakers...
  • Exclusive: Mexican leftist has 18-point lead as campaign kicks off - poll

    04/02/2018 11:44:33 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 86 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 4/2/18 | Christine Murray
    MONTERREY (Reuters) - Mexican left-wing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has an 18-point lead ahead of the July 1 election, according to a poll published on Monday that showed him with a growing advantage at the start of formal campaigning. Lopez Obrador, who launched his campaign on Sunday, holds 38 percent of the vote, according to the poll by Parametria, published by Reuters on Monday ahead of wider distribution. That compared to 35 percent in its previous poll. A Lopez Obrador victory could usher in a Mexican government less accommodating toward the United States, where President Donald Trump has...
  • Caravan of 1,000 Illegal Aliens Forces Trump to Talk Tougher With Mexico

    04/01/2018 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 107 replies ^ | April 1, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Could a recent Buzzfeed news story force America to get even tougher with Mexico due to illegal immigration? Based on President Trump's tweets today, that answer is yes. On Friday March 30th, BuzzFeed's Adolfo Flores documented shocking photos of more than 1,000 migrants from Central America marching through the streets Mexico on their way to the United States border. While the fact that migrants come through Mexico was not unsurprising, the sheer mass of people and the blatant unwillingness of Mexico's immigration agents to even bother with the problem was truly dismaying. From BuzzFeed: Taking a drag from her...
  • ‘No more DACA deal,’ Trump says as he threatens to ‘stop’ NAFTA if Mexico doesn’t better secure bord

    04/01/2018 8:25:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 150 replies ^ | 4/1/2018 | Philip Rucker
    President Trump said Sunday that there would be no deal to legalize the status of millions of “dreamers,” undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, and directed congressional Republicans to pass tough new anti-immigration legislation. Trump also assailed Mexican authorities for being too lax with border security, saying the U.S.-Mexico border was "getting more dangerous." He threatened to "stop" the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico does not “stop the big drug and people flows.” In a fiery series of Sunday morning tweets, sent an hour after he wished Americans a “HAPPY EASTER" and minutes before he...
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • Trump’s Losing Trade Gambit: The president had to back off new tariffs on Mexico and Canada

    03/19/2018 6:12:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2018 | Mary Anastasia O’Grady
    President Trump’s practice of staking out extreme positions on trade as a negotiating tactic is a sign of his brilliance. Or so we’re told. But that theory took on water last week, when Mr. Trump had to backtrack on a promise to hit Mexico and Canada with a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum, without any concessions from either Mexico City or Ottawa. To understand the change of heart, take the list of products slated for a new Trump tariff on steel and total the value of those same products exported by U.S. producers. You will...
  • Why Trump is Right About Tariffs

    03/13/2018 12:21:08 PM PDT · by Thalean · 10 replies
    American Greatness ^ | March 6, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    President Trump is right. Our trading partners—particularly China, Japan, and Mexico—are taking America to the woodshed. Consider that China steals more than half a trillion dollars in American intellectual property every single year. This is one of the reasons America’s trade deficit with China is so massive. For example, in 2010 Chinese companies stole high-speed rail designs from American firms, thereby depriving them of hundreds of billions in potential revenues. Such theft occurs in nearly every industry, whether it’s software programs or branded consumer goods. And the worst part? We let it happen. The globalist GOP refuses to punish China...
  • Trudeau Says India's Chickpea Tariff Hike Is Unrelated to his Botched Trip — and he Might Be Right

    03/03/2018 4:16:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Brian Platt | March 2, 2018
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent trip to India may have caused a diplomatic row, but he insists it had nothing to do with India’s decision to hike tariffs on chickpeas this week — and he has good reason for saying so. Canada’s industry group for chickpea growers says the type of chickpea Canada specializes in is in fact exempt from the most recent tariff increase. “Ninety-five per cent of the chickpeas grown in Canada are kabuli variety,” said Madeleine Goodwin, head of communications for Pulse Canada. “Agriculture Canada has informed us that kabuli chickpeas are exempt from today’s tariff increase.”...
  • Justin Trudeau Talks Trade

    03/02/2018 11:39:01 AM PST · by dynoman · 19 replies
    Conservative Party of Canada ^ | 3-2-2018 | Conservative Party of Canada
    Justin Trudeau Talks Trade - Video
  • The World Cries Wolf on U.S. Tariffs

    03/02/2018 10:33:54 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 42 replies
    The National Intrest ^ | March 2, 2018 | Salvatore Babones
    When U.S. president Donald Trump announced sweeping new tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum Thursday, the world’s commentariat broke out in a frenzy of condemnation. Trump was accused of playing politics in a way that could “destabilize the global economy.” It was said that Trump’s actions could “bring global trade growth to a halt” (notwithstanding the fact that levels of global trade have already been declining since 2011). His critics screamed “trade war.” Canadian and European leaders immediately threatened retaliation. China didn’t, but American China experts predicted that Beijing soon would. It is likely...
  • We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. Our friends and enemies have taken advantage...

    03/04/2018 6:10:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | March 4, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. Our friends and enemies have taken advantage of the U.S. for many years. Our Steel and Aluminum industries are dead. Sorry, it’s time for a change! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! 7:10 PM - 4 Mar 2018
  • Manchin: Trump's Right. China's to Blame.

    03/04/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last week President Trump announced a new 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent hike on aluminum imports. Foreign leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the move "unacceptable" and the European Union threatened to respond to the U.S. with their own tariff. Try it, Trump dared. He'll just add a new tax on European cars.British Prime Minister Theresa May shared her own "deep concerns" with Trump directly in a phone call on Sunday. What he should have done was pursue "multilateral action," May reportedly told the president.At least one person sees where Trump is coming from.Sen....
  • 12 Ways Trump is a Nightmare for Putin

    03/03/2018 11:03:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/03/2018 | Daniel Ashman
    I am frustrated to still hear the silliness about how President Donald Trump is soft on Russia.  It continues to be a mainstream talking point, repeated by congresspeople pushing impeachment and pundits like Max "I would rather vote for Stalin than Trump" Boot.  Our friends the Germans even made this disgusting parade float of a Russian bear sodomizing Trump. Their argument is insane.  Not tethered to reality.  A supreme attempt to gaslight normal people. Below is a list of all the ways that Trump's policies are anathema to Moscow.  They are coordinated and deliberate, to help America and undermine Russia.  Trump may not be saying...
  • Spineless Trudeau Carries No Stick in a Canada/US Trade War

    03/03/2018 11:51:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/18 | Mitch Wolfe
    Trump's path to an easy 2020 victory The American economy is over 10 times greater than the Canadian economy. 80% of Canada’s exports rely upon the American market. The US economy is booming. The Canadian economy is declining fast and heading into the toilet. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau should have taken a small loss on NAFTA negotiations and completed them last year. Perhaps under such a completed agreement, Canada would have been exempted from Trump’s steel/aluminum protectionist policies. Instead, Trudeau jerked around with inserting pro gender equality and pro aboriginal conditions which should have not been part of this critical...
  • Joy Reid “Republican”: No Trump Tariffs if he Read Forbes Instead of Getting Spanked with It

    03/03/2018 9:44:28 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Evan Siegfried has probably assured himself of a few more appearances on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show. Siegfried is the sort of Republican that Reid reveres: the kind willing to take nasty shots at President Trump. On today’s show, Siegfried said that Trump wouldn’t have imposed the tariffs on steel and aluminum: “if the President had been doing things with Forbes magazine other than getting spanked, and he had actually read it, he would have known it’s bad for the economy.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Chinese billionaire 'hid $2bn aluminium pile in Mexican desert and then sold it across border(trnc)

    03/03/2018 6:33:24 AM PST · by smileyface · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept 11 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    - Giant pile of aluminum was discovered two years ago in central Mexico - Measures one million metric ton; six per cent of world's aluminum stock - Industry exec is convinced it is related to Chinese billionaire Liu Zhongtian - Believes China has been routing aluminum through Mexico to avoid tariffs