View Full Version : Trump is complaining Canada is being difficult at NAFTA negotiations.

Steve McMahon
08-28-2017, 10:42 AM
So he tweets....

For the record, we're not sorry. :p

S.V. Airlie
08-28-2017, 10:49 AM
Poor Donald! If all else fails, you can invade Canada.

Flying Orca
08-28-2017, 10:58 AM
Heh. Bring it.

08-28-2017, 11:03 AM
Eastern premiers begin trade talks with New England amidst Trump threat to leave NAFTA
By Nicole Williams, CBC News Posted: Aug 27, 2017 6:19 PM AT| Last Updated: Aug 28, 2017 10:13 AM AT

Some eastern premiers are staying hopeful on the first day of trade meetings in Charlottetown with New England governors, amidst threats from U.S. President Donald Trump to terminate NAFTA.

Sunday was the first of three days of trade discussions, and talks focused on renewable energy and food innovation.

"We have been growing together," said P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan of Canada's relationship with the U.S. "Of the six New England states, five of them [have] Canada as their top trading partner."

MacLauchlan said for his part, the discussions will focus on how integrated and prosperous the relationships between Canada and the U.S. are.

He said he's maintaining a positive outlook in spite of a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump that threatened to terminate NAFTA.

"I think we have to take in context what the president might say," said MacLauchlan. "If there is a move to rescind NAFTA, it's going to have to be adopted by Congress."

"A lot of the people who are here are very much tied into the real economy," he continued. "I believe on both sides of the border, there's a deep appreciation of how well we've done together and how we can continue to do even better."

'Negotiations are going forward'

Quebec Premier Phillipe Couillard said he shares the sentiment.

""The fact that in Quebec we have completely changed our financial and economic situation gives us both authority, credibility and latitude to go to these negotiations with optimism," said Couillard.

Couillard said that in spite of Trump's threats to leave NAFTA, his own discussions with the New England governors have been positive with an eagerness to update the trade deal.

""I think you have to recognize that the negotiations are going forward," he said.

Full story here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/eastern-premiers-trade-talks-new-england-trump-nafta-1.4264413

08-28-2017, 02:02 PM
His base LOVES the faux getting-tough shtick. They never tire of it.

08-28-2017, 02:08 PM
What a hoser.

08-28-2017, 04:06 PM
The mayor of Hamilton has a solution: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?227829-Canadian-mayor-tweets-Trump