USMCA will now move to ratification


IMO Trump had a very good trip across the pond.  It was pretty much flawless in its execution.  The only real glitch in the whole thing was the fit of Trump's white tie monkey suit at the royal dinner.  He looked very funny in that rig.  Evidently he just doesn't give a damn about clothes.  That may actually be one of his better points.  I have a tail coat and a couple of dinner jackets and a tuxedo hanging in a closet.  I praise the lord for not having needed to wear them for a long time.

The success of his negotiation with Mexico is another massive success.  He got what he wanted.  The Mexicans got what they wanted.  Canada is going to ratify USMCA.  Mexico will do the same.

Will the Democrats in the US Congress really dare to try to block ratification of this favorable trade pact.  I doubt it.  If they do the damage done to US workers by their action or inaction will damage their electoral prospects.  pl

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14 Responses to USMCA will now move to ratification

  1. Fred says:

    “His strategy alarmed business executives”
    It’s almost as if the children of “business executives” don’t have to compete for jobs with illegal immigrants.
    Here’s the State Department’s English language version of the US-Mexico Joint Declaration on immigration.
    “The United States and Mexico will lead in working with regional and international partners to build a more prosperous and secure Central America to address the underlying causes of migration, so that citizens of the region can build better lives for themselves and their families at home”
    You can read a lot into that statement.

  2. begob says:

    Ahem! He did cock it up a bit on the Irish border/wall:
    All Ireland bowed its head into its hands and cried, “Sweet Jesus!”

  3. turcopolier says:

    begob, well, maybe the Irish ought to sort this out for themselves?

  4. Fred, when did the SJWs take over the Trump administration? I didn’t realize that “regional strategy” thing was part of US strategy for months before this agreement. I thought Trump wanted to do just the opposite by cutting aid to the region. Oh well, I’m glad it’s there and I hope Trump can come up with a better way of implementing that strategy than what’s been done in the past.

  5. begob, Trump didn’t cock up the Irish border situation. That is all on the Brits and the EU. All Trump did was make boorish comments about it.

  6. joanna says:

    Pat, the way he keeps hammering in his core self and publicly established image makes me sick. Or maybe tired.
    Does that show I should be treated for TDS?
    I love the Brits, let them leave, let them create a wall between North and South in Ireland. We’ll see, indeed.

  7. turcopolier says:

    Yes, you have TDS. He is typical of his people – New York City creatures.

  8. Turcopolier says:

    All – someone explain what is required for US accession to the agreement in terms of “Fast Track.”

  9. Fred says:

    The SJW have been part of the government establishment for some time.
    ” I hope Trump can come up with a better way of implementing that strategy than what’s been done in the past.”
    I do too and a big part of that will have to be all those capable people staying in thier own countries and making them better; but that is hard work. Who wants to do that when they can get a free ride elsewhere? A recent public posting by a the Mexican investigative journal Contralínea points to a big part of the problem:
    It was reported on some conservative outlets but it didn’t get much traction in the press.
    If that problem were fixed a lot of people would voluntarily return home.

  10. BraveNewWorld says:

    The one piece I do know about fast track is it is a yes or no vote in Congress. There is no tinkering allowed to the actual agreement. What the democrats might do is demand separate legislation get passed only binding on the US in order for them to vote yes. I don’t remember Trump being given fast track authority for this trade agreement. As all branches of govt were held by Republicans at the time I assume he did get it but did I miss it?

  11. joanna says:

    “New York City creatures”, let me try to wrap my head around this. I don’t to be a fan of the NYC type of business V.I.Ps, but celebrate them as deal makers, once they are US president. And if I do not, I am suffering from TDS.
    Not that I ever worried about such matters, though.

  12. The only grown up in the room, how it came across to me. The room in question being spacious and containing the current sad crop of European politicians from Merkel to May.
    The Irish border issue happens to be contentious. It was used all sorts of ways by just about everyone and worst of all, I’m ashamed to say, by HMG. Trump just eased along and uttered a few soothing platitudes. Nothing much to be read into it – except maybe he’s not going to use the issue to score points back home. Hope Pelosi takes note but doubt it.

  13. turcopolier says:

    NY City people are a different species of genus homo.

  14. “I love the Brits …” Reciprocated, LeaNder.
    Better be careful saying that out loud in Euroland. I recollect you narrowly escaped lynching in the comment section of “UNZ”. Just at the moment you might not be so lucky in Cologne.

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