Trump Explans Why He Flipped On NAFTA: Canadian, Mexican Leaders Called Me To Renegotiate

Tyler Durden's picture

In one of the most striking reversals for President Trump to date, as reported earlier, just hours after the White House said the president is contemplating terminating NAFTA before his 100th day, sending the loonie and peso crashing, Trump reversed his position and as Bloomberg put it, made a "huge U-turn" in his NAFTA stance, allowing the trade agreement to continue after he spoke with the presidents of Mexico and Canada about ways to renegotiate the accord.

“Both conversations were pleasant and productive. President Trump agreed not to terminate Nafta at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation of the Nafta deal to the benefit of all three countries," the White House said in a statement late Wednesday. Needless to say, currency traders were turmoiling, first watching Mexico’s peso and Canada’s dollar plunged then surge after the White House’s Wednesday night announcement.

As Bloomberg added, Trump’s top advisers had been embroiled in a debate over how aggressively to proceed on reshaping U.S. participation in Nafta, with hard-liners favoring a threatened withdrawal as soon as this week and others advocating for a more measured approach to reopening negotiations with Canada and Mexico.

This morning, it appears that Trump has gotten an earful on his latest stark reversal, and as a result the president took to twitter, tweetsplaining the motives behind his move. This is what he said:

“I received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate. I agreed” Trump tweeted, and in a following tweet added "subject to the fact that if we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA." He concluded: "Relationships are good-deal very possible!”

As a reminder, during his campaign, the president repeatedly bashed the trade agreement as a "disaster for our country."

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Looney's picture


Trump’s NAFTA Tweet:

I received calls from Pry-minister Justin and President El Niño. What a nice couple!

They liked my flip-flops. SAD.

I will send them ONE pair of autographed flip-flops.

They can take turns wearing them.

Looney  ;-)

j0nx's picture

You will get tired of wearing so many flip flops.

Pickleton's picture

Because Mexico is HIGHLY dependent upon NAFTA.  This is where Trump could've proven he isn't a manchurian democrat imbecile and negotiated Mexico paying for that wall.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Trump: I was told to flip flop by my masters after they changed all their positions to extract more money.

PS they let me in on it too.

I belong in an IHOP

halcyon's picture

I flipped, 'cos I never meant anything I promised. What are you, stupid? They are called campaign promises for a reason.

X- x3's picture

It's now confirmed.....USofAIPAC's 1st ZIO-POTUS, (((Donald Trump))).

May God help us goyim!


ToSoft4Truth's picture

'May God help us!'


The Jewish God???  LOL 

X- x3's picture

There is only 1 GOD.

"The Jewish God???" of the Talmudic hebrews is not GOD.

The only god for Pharisees is lucifer.

btw, I'm not religious.

If you don't like my reasoning, lump it.

;)  X-


XqWretch's picture

You realize that a bunch of jews wrote the bible right?

LetThemEatRand's picture

Mitt Romney would beg to differ.

loves the truth's picture

yeah and the Bible records candidly how they were constantly punished for breaking God's laws.. Destroyed in 607 BCE and Jesus foretold their destruction of Jerusalem which occured in 70 CE.. Plus he condemed their religious leaders all the time said they were liars and of their falther Satan.. Hmmm.. 

Not God's people since then..EVIL LOSERS!

veritas semper vinces's picture

Most of the stories in the bible can be found in the Summerian stories,so they are much older

XqWretch's picture

All of the gospels are written by the disciples, they were all jews

youarelost's picture

You voted for the liar

X- x3's picture

I gave-up my American Citizenship 30 years ago.

My forefathers first settled in today's USofA 300 years ago.

All of them must be turning in their graves after this final confirmation of the USofA is now, officially, the (((USofAIPAC))).

The Tree of Liberty Must Be Watered.......




Laddie's picture


Trump’s Latest Black Pills April 23, 2017

Pence Tells Australia He’s Happy to Take "Syrians" from Australia and Bring Them to America

Trump Administration Vows to ‘Devastate’ MS-13 Gang

Meanwhile....Here's the government solution:
Trump Admin comes in at just short of 900 refugees in past week...
206 Refugees from DR Congo came in this past week
Trump said he was lowering the ceiling to 50,000 refugees for 2017, but so far we are on track to take in 60,000 3rd world scum in 2017.

Obama began processing Central Americans to the US as ‘refugees’ directly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala last year. The practice continues under Trump. We have admitted (directly over a thousand (1,106 as of today) mostly fake ‘refugees’ from El Salvador to the US in FY2016 and 2017.

Illegals enrolled in the President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” DACA program can “rest easy,” Trump said, because “this is a case of heart.”

Federal enforcement agencies are “not [going] after the ‘dreamers,’ we are after the criminals,” he said, using the Democrats’ ‘dreamer’ euphemism for young illegal immigrants. “That is our policy,” he added.

The Trump train doesn’t stop – but sometimes, it does a U-TURN.

They’re all criminals just by virtue of being here. What does it matter what age they were when they illegally entered the country? Since his inauguration, Trump’s deputies at the Department of Homeland Security have awarded new work permits to illegals who claim they arrived before age 16, despite Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” slogan.

Any hope that maybe Trump was going to do the Jew’s bidding on the international scene but maybe keep the border secure and get rid of the invaders is fading fast.

I think this commenter on the article sums up many people's feeling on the MAGA farce:

That train never even left the station and only existed in the minds of delusional dreamers, who were so desperate they would have climbed aboard any "train" the Jews would have thrown their way.

It was painful to watch and I'm glad Trump has made it sooooo obvious now that it's finally over.

Waiting for green cards, Indian visa-holders see hope in Trump review Fri Apr 21, 2017

When Gokul Gunasekaran was offered a full scholarship for a graduate program in electrical engineering at Stanford University, he saw it as the chance of a lifetime.

He had grown up in Chennai, India, and had a solid job offer with a large oil company after getting his undergraduate degree. He came to America instead, got the Stanford degree and now works as engineer at a data science in Silicon Valley.

spag's picture

trump is actually clinton in a suit.

X- x3's picture

...wasn't that "clit-cunt" you meant?

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Clinton is an inmate in a pantsuit.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

the two could hardly be more different.

they're both lesbians, that's about it.

PT's picture

Perhaps ya shoulda voted Clinton.  Imagine how you would've felt if she had've flip-flopped!

Don't worry, if you don't like him then you can vote him out in four years time, and if you don't like the next guy then you can vote him out in four years time, and ...




(errr, sorry.  I've probably upset some sensitive stomachs now.)

Pigeon's picture

I'm sick of Tylers' click-baity headlines re: Trump. If you think Trump "flipped", you don't understand negotiation. This is CNN-style media. I'm reading less and less here, sad to say.

I never thought I would say this: "ZH serving the deep-state desire to undermine Trump in the minds of voters/supporters."

ToSoft4Truth's picture

People believed Captain Edward J. Smith 'til the cool end too, but it was real. 


“I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. ...


“God himself could not sink this ship!” ...



swass's picture

Exactly! Then you have all those that, voted for him or not, seem to believe he will get anything forward progress done with the republicrats and socialists by taking a Ron Paul style position. Reality is it's really hard to claw back free stuff and acres of legislation and red tape. He's no libertarian, but we all should have known that. I have zero regrets of choosing Trump over Clinton. Clinton would have been intolerable.

LA_Goldbug's picture

"Clinton would have been intolerable."


Also lets not forget that in place of Ivanka we would have had Bubba. Huuumm, maybe Bubba would have been better ?

ToSoft4Truth's picture

You are in the Trump Zone - the bargaining stage of grief.


"It could be worse."  LOL

tmosley's picture

In the Trump Zone, it is always the bargaining stage, but the only grief comes from the idiot losers who STILL, AFTER TWO FUCKING YEARS OF IN YOUR FACE NEGOTIATION TRAINING, still can't recognize a big first offer.

For fucks sake, would you dumbshit haters get your shit together.

spiral galaxy's picture

So true Pigeon. I think ZH sold out to NBC, Yahoo, or ?? Same stupidity found there also

PT's picture

Yeah, but if we understood negotiation and let it be known we understood negotiation then everyone would know he was bluffing and his technique wouldn't work and then he would have to be sneakier and then we wouldn't know he was bluffing and so we were destined to get pissed off at Trump and you were destined to get pissed off at us being stupid about it.  Something like that.

Personally I'm on both sides of the fence.  He pisses me off but I still hold out hope that he has some sneaky plan to make it all good in the end.  In the mean time, I'm in a lot of pain because the fence is squashing my balls.

swass's picture

Doesn't anyone see that the initial stance of terminating NAFTA was his initial negotiating position? This is exactly what he should have done. Scare there hell out of them and make them call Trumo begging to keep NAFTA in place. Hey need it more than we do in the current form.

Sunni Ways's picture

My how the ZHers have lemming'd off the Flipflopwagon. Same with the mindless aborts on Drudge and Brietbart.

During the campaign we heard every generic red-capped redneck from Flint, Methigan telling us that "this guy tells it like it is. He's a regular guy and he promised to reopen the Betamax plant here!!!".
Now you tools are shocked that this perma-tan orange-haired Manhattan billionaire-playboy game-show-host is more corrupt and full o' shit than all previous prez combined!!!

So now y'all are looking for the scapegoat. It's the media. It's the zionists. It's the CIA. It's cucks and rinos. It's GSachs. It's Deep State. It's Pizzagate!

Listen. The blame clearly falls on you twats who thought this guy was the panacea.

You loogans get what you deserve. Unfortunately, the rest of us are stuck with it too.

crazzziecanuck's picture

Trump is the ultimate culmination of what Western society creates.  That is, everything that's been done is to restrict or eliminate choice.  No better example of this was the election of 2016.

Didn't matter who you voted for.  You got the same policies.  That means the system is working as designed.  Contrary to what people seem to believe, the system is not broken at all.  It's just another rigged system.  Everything is literally a racket now.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Yes. Trump is the result of the failed One Party/War Party system, not the cause of it.

He isn't going to fix anything by the looks of it. He was shown the real Zapruder film. Junk away dreamers.

gregga777's picture

Trump flipped?  No, President Jared Kushner's sock puppet, crypto-Jew Donald Trump, got the message straight from President Kushner himself.  The owners of the Goldman Sachs Feral Reserve System don't want the US withdrawing from NAFTA.  They spent a lot of money on bribes to get NAFTA approved and they don't want their rackets shut down.  Goldman Sachs is in charge of the government of the United States of America.  


MAGA: Make Apartheid (Israel) Great Again!!!

Sunni Ways's picture

Perfect! Read mine then red yours. I love u idgits so much!

Raging Debate's picture

Gregga777 - The citizenz will also need to look at who's bresd is being buttered in your own back yard with Cogress and Senate. That is just now being noticed. 

south40_dreams's picture

Trump agreed to update and renegotiate NAFTA instead of canceling it outright. But that doesn't make for thrilling headlines

XqWretch's picture

Thats because its bullshit, hes not negotiating shit

tmosley's picture

I see Shareblue is hiring niggers to troll now.

XqWretch's picture

lol im white but alright

Bay of Pigs's picture

Well, when we see Sessions, the DOJ and FBI indicting and arresting people like HRC, Podesta brothers, Rice, Abedin and many others I might listen to your Trump "restoring law and order" and "drain the swamp" bullshit.

Come on. Open your eyes bro.

new game's picture

summation:he is doing the best he can given the grave threat hanging over his family.

no thanks on that job description...


BigFatUglyBubble's picture

nothing is going to happen to his family.  That would disturb the matrix.  The sheeple would be stirred and united at realizing the presidency is inherently puppet position.

He's doing his best, to distract you while the (((NWO))) agenda rolls forward

Lore's picture

Foreign negotiators must surely be aware of America's fundamentals and negotiating position.  Diversification among sovereign neighbors will be to the longer-term benefit of all.

sheikurbootie's picture

RESISTance is futile.

Trump wins again!

Trump ALWAYS negotiates from a position of strength.

3 weeks ago, Pena cancelled his US visit and refused to talk until the wall plan was dropped.  Guess what, the little cockroach called yesterday and in a hurry.


Davidduke2000's picture

were you there when both Canada and mexico called? or you are taking trump's word for it??

sheikurbootie's picture

Trump doesn't sleep, nor do I. 

Sleep when you're dead.

onthedeschutes's picture

I feel like the guy that got the tattoo that reads "NO REGERTS"

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

don't get mad at ZH..most of this flip flop to give the looney left a chance to show us again how Nuts they are..

Most of us knew going in..the fight in dc did not end with the election

getting things done there was going to be messy and compromise and failure were facts going forward..

even so as others have posted: SOOO Much better than Hillary. never forget that.