(National Sentinel)Â MAGA: World leaders and our “allies”Â hate it when POTUS Donald Trump starts talking “America first,” because he’s reminding them whatÂ he andÂ they all know: Without access to American markets,Â their economies would bottom out.
It’s been that way since World War II, but for some reason, previous administrations beginning with Bill Clinton and NAFTA have sought to decrease America’s wealth at the expense of making other countries richer.
POTUS Trump ran on this singular message — “Make America Great Again.” To do that, he knew that our country would have to renegotiate “free trade” deals and other agreements that have bled American wealth and jobs.
At the G-7 summit in Quebec, Canada, on Friday, POTUS laid down the law, so to speak, and told our ‘friends’ the gravy train is over.
As reported byÂ LMTOnline:
President Donald Trump told foreign leaders at the Group of Seven summit that they must dramatically reduce trade barriers with the United States or they would risk losing access to the world’s largest economy, delivering his most defiant trade threat yet to his counterparts from around the globe.
Trump, in a news conference before leaving for Singapore, described private conversations he held over two days with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. He said he pushed them to consider removing every single tariff or trade barrier on American goods, and in return he would do the same. But if steps aren’t taken, he said, the penalties would be severe.
“We’re the piggy bank that everybody is robbing,” Trump said. “And that ends.” …
Trump’s pitch that world leaders eliminate all tariffs – or else – was his latest attempt to reorder the global trading system, which he says is stacked unfairly against the United States. The two-day summit here was intended to cool tensions between Trump and other world leaders, but as they departed Saturday it became clear that many are still searching for answers and also searching for ways to deal with the unpredictable U.S. leader.
For example, on Friday evening, the White House issued a statement saying Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were very close to a deal to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement.
But during his comments on Saturday morning, Trump said there were still a number of different ways the NAFTA talks could play out, including the possibility of doing separate deals with Mexico and Canada, effectively cleaving the 20-year agreement in two.
“It was not contentious,” Trump said. “What was strong was the language that this cannot go on, but the relationships are very good.”
…Trump made it sound like other countries acknowledged that they were cheating the U.S. in these trade deals and he had finally caught them in the act.
“The European Union is brutal to the United States, and they know it,” Trump said, adding that other leaders acknowledge as much in private.
The Holy Grail of “Free Trade” has always been a hoax. It’s never been a good deal for the United States. NAFTA alone is responsible for the loss ofÂ millions of American manufacturing jobs, and with those jobs went much of America’s manufacturing capacity.
Trump knows all of this.
If POTUS is an expert at anything, he’s an expert at spotting bad economic deals and cutting better ones.
The American people and our country have been taken advantage of for decades. Like POTUS Trump says, those days are coming to an end.
It’s about time.
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