Does Trump Trade Put America First?

This year’s G7 Summit — consisting of the group of seven powers: Germany, France, Canada, Britain, Japan, Italy, and the United States — has caused plenty of drama. The result of the summit in La Malbaie, Canada this weekend had President Trump resisting the joint agreement with the other G-7 countries. It’s a 180 degree change from what the U.S. has done in the past, which could change key relations with U.S. allies, but also shows Trump putting America First.

Canada and France made it clear that they were prepared to enter into agreements without U.S. involvement. And Trump’s early departure to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, gave Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an opportunity to announce a plan to hit the U.S. with massive tariffs. The media has noted the escalation of rhetoric on the “trade war” front and with Trump’s strong America First stance. Everyone can see the divisions over trade that are developing between the U.S. and our trading partners. 
 
Throughout the trade meetings and negotiations — NAFTA, TPP, TTIP, and others — it has become evident which countries are being swept up in the globalist agenda. 
 
The nonconformity by Trump has not deterred other nations from moving forward with the globalist agenda. But it is encouraging to see a president who has stood true to his campaign promise of keeping “America First.” Even if he is standing alone. Breitbart reported on the pushback even before the summit: 
 
His stance will receive such a hostile reception from the other leaders that some observers have suggested renaming the G7 summit the G6 +1 –and Macron [French President Emmanuel Macron] said they should not hesitate to reach agreements without Trump.
 
But if President Trump is going to stand up for freedom and sovereignty, he must not align with the freedom-draining deals such as climate change pacts, United Nations’ suggestions, and trade deals that sell out American sovereignty and independence. He has been on a roll by pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, the Iran nuclear deal, and the Trans Pacific Partnership. Now it would be excellent to see him exit NAFTA. 
 
Trump’s stance on NAFTA has taken us on a rollercoaster ride and the outcome is still uncertain. When campaigning for the presidency, he declared that NAFTA was a horrible trade deal. Then after the election, he approved the U.S. renegotiating it. Now Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, is conveying to the press that Trump prefers bilateral trade agreements. Some of this has been speculated on, as Slate comments on Trump’s potential plan: 
 
The U.S. administration’s game plan is now clear: Make multiple outrageous demands that, even if partially accepted, constitute a huge “America First” victory; or, if rejected outright by Canada and Mexico, set up a failed negotiation and a messy denouement—also a win in terms of U.S. President Donald Trump’s public antipathy to the North American free-trade agreement.
 
But really, can’t Congress and Trump stop the political theater and just terminate NAFTA already? 
 
We’ve seen its negatives far outweigh the positives. For example, NAFTA has decreased our standard of living, exported nearly a million jobs, decimated America’s manufacturing base, and has stripped away layers of our soveriegnty. 
 
Yet, the United States is still renegotiating it. Phone your representative (202-225-3121), two senators (202-224-3121), and the president (202-456-1111) and tell them to Get US Out! of NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP, TTIP, TiSA, and any other alphabet soup so-called “trade” agreements. 
 
 
It’s not too late for America to reject NAFTA and other regional “trade” schemes, but the American people must be educated now to act! 
 
Image from pixabay by geralt, CCO Creative Commons. 
 

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