The media has been getting on President Trump in the past couple of days as we near the official “100 day’s in office” mark. The narrative has been “Trump isn’t achieving his agenda” or “Trump is softening on” fill in the blank. Nothing could be further from the truth. Today, we have more evidence of Trump fulfilling his promises to the American people.
According to Politico, the White House is preparing to pull the United States out of NAFTA! This is a huge campaign promise and Trump is about to deliver.
The Trump administration is considering an executive order on withdrawing the U.S. from NAFTA, according to two White House officials.
A draft order has been submitted for the final stages of review and could be unveiled late this week or early next week, the officials said. The effort, which still could change in the coming days as more officials weigh in, would indicate the administration’s intent to withdraw from the sweeping pact by triggering the timeline set forth in the deal.
The approach appears designed to extract better terms with Canada and Mexico. President Donald Trump pledged on the campaign trail to renegotiate NAFTA, a trade deal signed in 1994 by former President Bill Clinton that removes tariffs and allows for the free flow of goods and services between the three countries in North America. Trump in recent weeks has stepped up his rhetoric vowing to terminate the agreement altogether.
NAFTA has been good for the American consumer in some respects but awful to the American blue collared worker. While it’s true that NAFTA has helped to make some products cheaper the net effect after losing jobs just isn’t worth it. Better to keep Americans working and pay slightly more for your widgets.