TRADE TROUBLE: Trump Tweets “Canada Must Wait” On NAFTA Deal

Says “deal with Mexico is coming along nicely,” revealing that Canada now has ZERO leverage in NAFTA negotiations.

US President Donald Trump has confirmed concerns that Canada is on the outside looking in when it comes to NAFTA.

With the U.S. & Mexico meeting repeatedly for bilateral NAFTA talks, Canada has been on the sidelines.

Now, Trump says Canada will have to wait on a NAFTA deal:

“Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely. Autoworkers and farmers must be taken care of or there will be no deal. New President of Mexico has been an absolute gentleman. Canada must wait. Their Tariffs and Trade Barriers are far too high. Will tax cars if we can’t make a deal!”

It seems pretty clear what Trump’s strategy is: Threaten the destruction of the Canadian auto industry unless the Trudeau government makes massive concessions on supply management.

This demonstrates that Canada now has ZERO leverage in NAFTA negotiations, something I’ve been warning about repeatedly ever since the US & Mexico started meeting without Canada.

And as I’ve noted in the past, the Trudeau government totally blew their opportunity to get a bilateral deal when the U.S. was only angry at Mexico.

That gigantic error has left Canada in a horribly weak position, as Mexico wasn’t nearly as foolish as Trudeau was. Mexico is working to get a good deal with the US – doing what’s best for their own citizens.

Unfortunately, it will be the Canadian People who pay the price for Justin Trudeau’s incompetence.

Spencer Fernando

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Don Taylor
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who the hell does this Fake PM think he is,if he doesn’t step down now every body will be upset with and it is true the Canadian people will have to pay for this manchild’s blunders

NancyW
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NancyW

Trudeau and Butts, just will not be able to stop smiling, they got what they wanted, it now appears. No more polluting factories, no cars and trucks clogging the highways and polluting, we will not be able to afford heating our houses, us poor will need to get out of his way and we are so far in debt and taxpayers will have very few jobs, only the well off will be able to live in comfort they do not want oil or gas produced here as we have seen, no more handouts or pensions as we have a huge… Read more »

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

Nancy W. What I have been saying and warning for the past couple of years – all to def ears! Canadians and whatever else is living in and cashing in on Canada and we Canadians apparently don’t give a damn as they simply aren’t smart enough to realize when we have no jobs , the free life for them comes to an end as well. HOwever, the $7 plus BILLION (OF OUR TAX DOLLARS -WHICH BTW IS ILLEGAL!!! Trudeau has hidden will no doubt be used to look after him, morneau, butts and the rest of the islamic regime –… Read more »

Kitsie
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Kitsie

I know we are going to pay…….we have been all along since 2015. Even though this is is not in our favour I am siding with the president who is taking care of his countries’ business as it should be. We will all be hunkering down til the smoke clears in 2019. Trudeau I expect will keep giving just like he energizer bunny with no regard for his country. It makes him feel good to give our wealth away because if he didn’t no one would like him. Keep waving and smiling to the crowds that are not there at… Read more »

Vicky
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Vicky

Trump has ample reason to implement tariffs on our auto industry. If you look at NAFTA, it’s a three-way deal (Canada-USA-Mexico). Not four-way, aka China. China has been using us as a brokerage company to access USA market through NAFTA. Canada is now more an auto-assembly industry with many parts ”Made in China” (real cheap labor sold at real cheap price). I was reading a few months ago that some Canadian-assembled export vehicles can have up to 45% foreign content. That is NOT in the spirit of NAFTA. We must return to our manufacturing base and abandon the assembly base.… Read more »

Bert McFadyen
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Bert McFadyen

We just can’t fix stupid can we!!!!!!

Brian dougan
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I don’t see Mexico “standing in solidarity” with Canada. What a crock. Trump has Turdeau firmly by the…ahem..family jewels. Oh..wait…Turdeau doesn’t have a pair.

Del
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Del

No pipelines East or West and we are trapped into essentially one customer. Seems like Soros and his economic / enviro-jihadists might be successful in destroying Canada. It’s no stretch to think that with America & Mexico making their own deal, when done, America will simply tell the Canadian oilpatch they will be paying cost, no profit. As of yesterday, the 9th, we were being allowed to get $32 less than West Texas Intermediate price for our oil, Our industry could possibly be losing money at that price, but the Liberals and the industry will never tell us. There could… Read more »

mr macc
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mr macc

the destruction lololololo
that’s what NAAFTA did – mexico and canada got jobs – the US got unemployment – sorry – you lie Spencer – I was living in Detroit – at the time – and I’m Canadian and I call BRAVO SIERRA on your Bs ‘interpretation’ of history.

Ralph Knapp
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Ralph Knapp

no comment from the Boy yet. I guess he must be on his usual five day “weekend.”

shawn harris
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As i have been saying from the start of these NAFTA negotiations, Trudeau just doesn’t or won’t try to understand that NAFTA is purely a business deal between three countries and isn’t a business deal where you can use socialism or gender politics to get a better deal. Trudeau, by portraying himself as a virtuous PM and refusing to accept that the foundation for all and any deals, is that you have to make sacrifices and compromises to get the better deal you want. Trump has been screaming that message to our stubborn and arrogant PM since the start, yet… Read more »

Ann Harris
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Ann Harris

It’s “purposeful incompetence” on the part of Trudeau. All we need to do, to know the evil in Trudeau, is to remind ourselves of where Trudeau started his career as PM. It’s not what Canada needs. It’s what the dastardly Trudeau wants. Remember this? Trudeau meant what he said back then! https://torontosun.com/2016/09/14/trudeau-says-canada-has-no-core-identity/wcm/60461a6d-7cb4-42a9-b242-05be9aaea46c HE wants Canada to forfeit sovereignty in favour of globalization. Which means no borders, excessive diversity, ruled by a technocratic oligarchy supported by the UN Agenda 2021. Obama/Hillary et al almost brought U.S. down the same way. The similarities are mind boggling. The non elected rulers of EU/UN,… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

People are forgetting that trudope the big man on campus had a handshake deal with trump regarding NAFTA and when trump left town he did a press conference and told us how Canada won’t be pushed around . When the reality is he reniged on the deal and now I will bet trump will never make a deal with him .