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Old 28.08.2018, 14:36
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Indeed.
Difficult to know how Canada will react to this.

Nobody likes to be forced to agree to something they did not negotiate?

Trump is desperate to have a completed agreement before the November 6 mid-Term elections although due to the 90 day Congress review required the deal will not be completely finalised before end of November.

It is widely expected that the Dems will win the majority in the November mid-Term elections but they will not be sworn in as Congressmen before the end of the year (except for 13 States before Dec 31st) so they cannot block these NAFTA changes.

If they really do not like the NAFTA changes and they do have a majority then they can try to reverse the regulations but it is unlikely Trump would sign such Bills.
Add the fact that Mexico's Nieto will hand the presidency over to his successor Obrador November 30.

According to the Tagesanzeiger, like the North-Korea paper, this paper is more a memorandum of understanding rather than an agreement, and it's bilateral. Trump says he'll negotiate a like one with Canada, and that he won't use the term NAFTA any more.

How easy it will be to push this through the Senate, even this year, is to be seen. Nobody was particularly pleased by the reactions caused by Trump's tarriffs.

So NAFTA probably is a thing of the past.