Mexico and the US are going to sign a new NAFTA deal. this is something it seems that Trump’s critics thought would never happen. After this deal is signed, Canada will have no choice but to come to a renewed agreement as well. Coming in late to the process, I feel they have put themselves at a distinct disadvantage.
A Mexican official told CNBC on Monday that trade talks with the U.S. have wrapped up, adding that an announcement could come later in the day. **
** Officials were in Washington trying to hammer out the details as the Trump administration pushes to remake the 1994 agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. There was some hope that a new NAFTA could be solidified before Mexico’s government turnover on December 1.
I tried to offer my opinion, that the tough talks about tariffs might be just be Trump’s rough and tumble negotiation style and tactic, but the Trump critics would here none of it.
Trump has been condemned mightily by his critics for destroying trade between the US and Canada. It seemed no one was willing to give the president the benefit of the doubt, take pause, and just give some room for the president to negotiate.
Will Trump’s critics temper their rhetoric now, and give him the benefit of the doubt that he just might be following a plan? Or will they stick to hating him, and condemning everything he does, even if they are actively working against America’s interests?