When Donald Trump was running for the White House, he often spoke of ending a number of trade agreements, including NAFTA, which he believed took advantage of the US, and many did.
He promised to not just end NAFTA and other trade deals, but to renegotiate new ones that would better benefit the US.
Earlier this year, Trump announced that he was ending NAFTA.
After sounding like there was no way that Mexico would make any kind of deal with Trump, it was suddenly announced that Trump and Mexico had agreed to a new NAFTA deal, which among other things, would help the US auto industry.
It was announced that he hoped to soon have a new NAFTA agreement with Canada, but so far, that has not happened and in fact, US – Canada relations are growing colder, putting a NAFTA agreement further away than ever.
(BBC) – Donald Trump has said he turned down a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, putting a damper on high hopes for trade renegotiations.
Mr Trump’s comments were made as Nafta talks continue to drag on.
“I must be honest with you, we’re not getting along at all with their negotiators,” he said at a United Nations news conference in New York.
He took aim at the country’s dairy tariffs and reiterated his threat to tax Canada’s auto industry.
“We don’t like their representative very much,” he said, which some took to mean Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, who has been leading the charge to have a new deal in place…
One of the main reasons that the US – Canada relationship is getting colder isn’t NAFTA, but the ideological differences between Canada and Trump.
Trump is a staunch conservative, for the most part, while Canada has been growing more and more liberal or socialist in their government.
Friends in Canada have said that the socialists are rapidly gaining more control of the government and the nation, and they see that as dark road.
While the media will tell you that most Canadians don’t like Trump, the truth is, that most Canadians are too left oriented to like anything conservative and thus the core of no new NAFTA with our northern neighbors.
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