Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Friday, June 1st, 2018.


How the Trade Talks Broke Down

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Trump Maladministration

The Washington Post is running a story that says the NAFTA re-negotiation that Trump insisted on broke down because Mike Pence, who was the one negotiating for the White House, insisted that any new treaty contained a five-year sunset clause. Mexico and Canada took the position that the sunset clause was a non-starter because it left business in the dark about planning for trade rules in the future.

Why in the world would the Trumpettes have insisted on a sunset clause? That makes no sense.

See also Trump’s Tariffs Threaten National Security and Trump has officially put more tariffs on U.S. allies than on China. Of course he has. Canada should hustle and offer Ivanka some trademarks, already!

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