The Trump administration is considering an executive order on withdrawing the U.S. from NAFTA, according to two White House officials… The draft executive order could be a hardball negotiating tactic designed to bring Mexico and Canada to the table to renegotiate NAFTA. But once Trump sets the withdrawal process in motion, the prospects for the U.S. pulling out of one of the largest trade deals on the globe become very real.
Right up front: I’m no friend of NAFTA. NAFTA wiped out agrarian economies south of our border when we flooded the market with our tax-payer, subsidized agriculture, especially corn; of course everyone headed north to look for work. We caused that.
And now, if you destroy NAFTA, you will be doing the same thing again with the same countries and causing another wave of undocumented immigrants as their emerging industrialized economies crash.
It’s almost as if The Russian Usurper is trying to create an environment where everyone will want his yuge, beautiful wall. FFS, fix the problems with NAFTA, don’t destroy it.