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(62,941 posts)
Mon Dec 5, 2016, 01:02 PM Dec 2016

Trump breaks promise on NAFTA

Members of the Trump transition team are trying to tamp down concerns among corporate leaders that the incoming administration may spark trade wars with Mexico, Canada and other major trading partners over the next four years.

Anthony Scaramucci, a senior advisor on the Trump transition team, told a group of business leaders convened at a bipartisan meeting by the group No Labels that President-elect Trump is a free-trader who is looking to make trade deals more fair, not scrap them.

“I don’t think we’re looking to rip up NAFTA as much as we are looking to right-size it and make it fairer,” he added. “He’s got a great relationship, by the way, with the Mexican president. They talk regularly,” referring to Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.


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(45,806 posts)
2. Since I find lies in the Scaramucci statement, why should I believe any of it?
Mon Dec 5, 2016, 01:06 PM
Dec 2016

"Great relationship with the President of Mexico!" THAT'S a damn lie!


(184,074 posts)
4. If he negotiates this like he did Carrier we'll end up paying full price for half the taco trucks
Mon Dec 5, 2016, 01:10 PM
Dec 2016



(16,104 posts)
5. Something doesn't add up.
Mon Dec 5, 2016, 01:14 PM
Dec 2016

First, we construct a really big wall along the border to stop border crossings and drugs, then we dump 12 million undocumented workers across the border (and end a lot of money being sent to Mexico), then we "re-negotiate" NAFTA to keep jobs in the US and move them back from Mexico or penalize Mexican-made products, all the while devastating Mexico's economy.

Then, we send them the bill for that big, beautiful wall?

I hope Corrupt Trump supporters didn't take him literally, as his former campaign manager says they understood. And it was only the press that got bamboozled!



(66,845 posts)
9. You Forgot. . .
Tue Dec 6, 2016, 12:54 PM
Dec 2016

. . .that he'll still have a great relationship with the president of Mexico. You know, if he says so...



(54,770 posts)
6. As soon as a few creditable economists sit down and explain things to Trump, he's going
Mon Dec 5, 2016, 01:15 PM
Dec 2016

to be kissing China and everyone else's arse to cut trade deals and stop trade wars.


(23,558 posts)
10. Lies! That's all they do, all day every day.
Tue Dec 6, 2016, 02:15 PM
Dec 2016

Stupid, ridiculous, self-serving lies is all you hear from this criminal asshole or his folks.


(810 posts)
13. He better not break his pony promise to his base
Tue Dec 6, 2016, 08:09 PM
Dec 2016

They think he is just teasing them with all the horseshit he's been throwing around. But they were promised a pony by and if he doesn't deliver there will be some sad looking cowpokes on Christmas morning.


(14,244 posts)
14. So the main thing wrong with them was labor and environmental standards
Wed Dec 7, 2016, 06:05 PM
Dec 2016

Along with the astoundingly awful clause that corporations can sue governments (ie those citizens taxes) for 'loss of profits" if that elected government, with a mandate, changes their labor or heathcare or environmental laws that would affect a foreign corporations bottom line.

Is that what he will correct?

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