President Trump unveiled his plan to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement Monday; announcing a new US-Mexico Trade Agreement hailed as “one of the largest trade deals ever made.”
The Commander-in-Chief addressed the American people from the Oval Office Monday afternoon; thanking senior negotiators from both nations for drastically overhauling the 24-year-old agreement the President routinely slammed as “one of the worst deals ever made.”
“I’ll be terminating the existing deal and going into this deal,” the president said in the Oval Office, calling it a “big day for trade.”
“We are starting negotiations with Canada pretty much immediately,” Trump said.
“They used to call it NAFTA, we are going to call it the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement, and we will get rid of the name NAFTA,” Trump said. “It has a bad connotation because the United States was hurt very badly by NAFTA.”
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GREAT AGAIN: Stock Market Hits ALL TIME HIGH Over ‘NEW NAFTA’
The Nasdaq composite hit an all-time high Monday morning amid news of a restructured NAFTA deal; breaking 8,000 points and inching up 0.6% after negotiators confirmed a revamped agreement was just hours away.
“The Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.6 percent to an all-time high, breaking above 8,000 for the first time, as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 214 points as Caterpillar outperformed. The S&P 500 gained 0.6 percent to hit a record high with materials and financials as the best-performing sectors,” writes CNBC.
“The market has been buffeted with a lot of headwinds lately, and the biggest one is trade,” said one industry insider. “If you were to take trade out of the picture, you would have a smoother ride higher in this market.”
The ‘NEW NAFTA’ would center on easing tariffs and limitations on the American automobile and agricultural sectors; two key barriers blasted by President Trump throughout the 2016 campaign.
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PROMISE KEPT: US-Mexico Agree to ‘PRELIMINARY’ NAFTA Deal
Negotiators from the United States and Mexico have reportedly struck a “preliminary” deal to overhaul the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement; fulfilling the President’s key campaign promise to revamp the nation’s outdated trade policies.
“The United States and Mexico have reached agreement to revise key portions of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement and a preliminary deal could be announced on Monday, a crucial step toward revamping a trade pact that has appeared on the brink of collapse during the past year of negotiations,” writes the New York Times.
A big deal looking good with Mexico!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2018
According to insiders, the new agreement addresses concerns raised by the White House regarding the automobile industry, construction, and protecting American workers.
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