Trump Orders U.S. Exit from Pacific Trade Pact and Reset on NAFTA

By Austin Weinstein, Kevin Cirilli and | January 23, 2017

  • January 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm
    Concerned says:
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    Lots of undoing of things – would feel better if a plan on how it will be changed was put out first. Still praying!

    • January 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm
      Norm Nunnally says:
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      There is the old adage of “if it ain’t broke -don’t fix it”. “Concerned” implies that even if it is broken, don’t fix it and we will continue to muddle through with policies and processes that have been in place for 30 years and just add bandaids when it appeases everyone else. This action from a strong president representing a strong nation in support of its citizens will make other nations re-tack their abusive trade positions in manners that will be more equitable for all concerned.

    • January 23, 2017 at 2:41 pm
      Agent says:
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      You will see a lot of other things undone in the first 100 days. Good move by a strong President who will make America great again.

      • January 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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        Undone being the operative word. Not better, just undone.

        • January 23, 2017 at 10:14 pm
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          Undoing negatives equals positives or neutrals. Regardless, it is an improvement.

  • January 23, 2017 at 12:59 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    The USA is a great nation and we spend a hugely amount of money on domestic and foreign goods. President Trump realizes our power as a consumer. Obama didn’t negotiate to the USA’s size advantage, thus the deals weren’t good.
    Now they will get better!!!

  • January 23, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    Captain Planet says:
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    Nice, this is one reversal of Reaganism I have been wanting to see for years.

    • January 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm
      FFA says:
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      Reagan was dead way before NAFTA.

      • January 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm
        Agent says:
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        FFA, Captain can’t help himself. That is what smoking weed does.

        • January 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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          Conservatives here do not even have an elementary education about politics and history in the US.

          • January 23, 2017 at 8:10 pm
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            UW- Really, and Democrats know about the economy? They can’t even add 2 + 2 and it showed for the last 8 years, Obamanation did what he called Bush “unpatriotic” for three times over. A lier of the first degree.
            And, UW, how big is your jet?

          • January 23, 2017 at 9:28 pm
            UW says:
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            I see the math shows a significantly lower unemployment rate then when Bush left, much higher growth than when Bush left, millions fewer without health insurance, and I know for a fact on average growth under Democratic presidents is higher than under Republican presidents, idiot.

          • January 23, 2017 at 10:15 pm
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            Thanks for continuing your insults, further weakening your position and ability to negotiate ANYTHING that you may wish to influence.

          • January 23, 2017 at 10:17 pm
            TrumPolarBear says:
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            I see the STATS shows WAAAAAAAY more unemployed citizens in the USA since Obama took over. 96 million, currently, but soon to go WAAAAY down.

            Obama lost.
            Hillary lost.
            Trump won.
            America will become great again! Deal with it!

          • January 23, 2017 at 10:20 pm
            TrumPolarBear says:
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            I see millions (about 6-7) LOST their PREFERRED IN-FORCE health insurance plan and were FORCED by the ACA to buy an ACA compliant plan, which turned out to be a SIGNIFICANT decrease in coverage for a SIGNIFICANT INCREASE in BOTH Deductibles and Premiums.

            I see about 12 million were bumped off Medicare and were forced to buy an ACA compliant policy.

            I see SIGNIFICANTLY fewer doctors and other med professionals practicing medicine since implementation of the ACA.

            I see about 1 million people who got coverage they didn’t have before ACA. BFD!

          • January 24, 2017 at 10:40 am
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            @TrumPolarBear

            You are a troll. Please stop and go back to recess.

          • January 25, 2017 at 3:18 pm
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            Democrats on parade. Can’t stop with the name calling , huh UW? Because that’s all you have.
            Democrats on parade.

        • January 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm
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          Agent,
          You have been reported. I don’t do drugs. You, sir, should be ashamed of yourself.

    • January 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm
      integrity matters says:
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      Planet…since Reagan did not have anything to do with either of these, please explain what you mean by “Reaganism” and how is Trump reversing it?

      • January 23, 2017 at 2:41 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Who started these types of trade deals? That’s what I mean. Reagan was for free trade as well as open borders. He turned us from a creditor to a debtor with his trade deals. Clinton, who I opposed, didn’t do any better with his deal. I agree with Drumpf, let’s roll back the Reagan-style trade deals!

        • January 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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          Planet – Reagan initially was in favor of “freedom of movement” within North America and free trade when he was first running for President in 1979. However, we wanted stronger border security when IRCA of 1986 was signed providing amnesty to 3 million illegal immigrants.

          Once again the democrats pulled a bait and switch on the republicans saying border security would be improved IF amnesty was given. Reagan, on good faith, agreed and got screwed because the dem’s lied.

          Try to either get your facts straight or at least tell the whole truth. A partial truth is still a lie. Democrats are famous for telling partial truths.

          • January 23, 2017 at 6:07 pm
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            integrity, a Democrat lying is them admitting they misspoke.

          • January 23, 2017 at 10:21 pm
            TrumPolarBear says:
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            Reagan must have kicked PlaneTroll’s dog.

        • January 24, 2017 at 3:31 pm
          Agent says:
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          How about a good quote from a famous person?

          “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, it’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery”. Sir Winston Churchill

          • January 25, 2017 at 1:39 am
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            That is 2 different quotes strung together, so it is a misquote and out of context. As always, every single thing you post that can be fact checked is wrong.

    • January 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm
      CommonSense says:
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      Bill Clinton signed NAFTA into law, not Reagan.

  • January 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm
    Joanna Eiermann says:
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    I didn’t vote for President Trump but I like this plan and agree with him on the TPP and NAFTA.

  • January 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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    Reagan died a decade after NAFTA.

    • January 23, 2017 at 2:58 pm
      FFA says:
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      Sorry. I meant the Pacific trade Agreement.
      Reagan was out of the White House when NAFTA was put in place.

  • January 23, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    Started with Reagan in his 1980 campaign. He was a traditional free market republican. https://www.thebalance.com/history-of-nafta-3306272

  • January 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm
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    This is to what Captain Planet was referring.

    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/1993/11/em371-the-north-american-free-trade-agreement

    Please get educated.

    • January 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm
      Agent says:
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      Slick Willy was sure proud of himself on NAFTA. A very bad mistake.

      • January 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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        I agree, too bad he stupidly went against his party and got Republicans to vote for it so he could sign it.

        • January 23, 2017 at 10:24 pm
          TrumPolarBear says:
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          RINOs, not true Republicans.

          Veto power is often misused by Dems, or not used when it is needed.

          • January 24, 2017 at 12:44 pm
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            TrumPolar, Trump is doing “Shock & Awe” on Democrats currently and hit the ground running. Now, we have the revival of Keystone & Dakota Access pipelines the day after Trump met with 7 union leaders that had supported Hilliary in the election. Those union guys really wanted those pipeline jobs and the “now” former President sided with the crazies and wouldn’t do it. Make America Great Again.

          • January 25, 2017 at 1:39 am
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            Retarded and factually wrong.

  • January 25, 2017 at 10:41 am
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    Buzzfeed Fake News from a sore loser snowflake.

    • January 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm
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      Agent,
      Are you insulting other posters? I didn’t think you stood for that. I believe there is a word for what you are doing, starts with an ‘h’.

  • January 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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    HOW ‘BOUT THAT DJIA!!?? Never saw that happen under Obama, did we?! Nor any other POTUS for that matter. To me, it speaks VOLUMES about our new President! God Bless America AND our new President, DONALD TRUMP!! Go cry in your Cheerios, all of you snowflakes!

    • January 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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      Patticake,

      If you want to use the DJIA as a barometer for presidential success/failure…

      http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-dows-biggest-surge-came-under-this-president-2017-01-23

      • January 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm
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        I don’t need your link, Ron. I already know that Mr. Trump is a great President and a President for the PEOPLE. That includes YOU, sir.

        • January 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm
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          Patticake,

          Shocking that someone from the right has no interest in facts.

          We are told not to criticize him because he has not really done anything yet, but you can call him great already? And you call Liberals blind sheep.

          Yes, he is my President, as President Obama was yours, Ma’am.

          • January 25, 2017 at 1:54 pm
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            Looks like he is knocking out of the park on Jobs. Dow sets an all time record with him.

            All you dems out there, what has he done wrong SO FAR?

          • January 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm
            Ron says:
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            FFA,

            1. Signing several EOs which Republicans were calling unconstitutional when President Obama signed them.
            2. Appointed unqualified people, especially Devos, Tillerson, Carson, and Perry, for cabinet positions because they are close friends or donors.
            3. “Drained the swamp” with Goldman Sachs executives and Washington insiders.
            4. Appointed people opposed to the agencies for which they are now in charge.
            5. Two words, Alternative Facts.
            6. Falsely claiming wide-spread voter fraud and wasting our tax dollars on an investigation into nothing.
            7. Will not divest from business
            8. Will not release tax returns
            9. Will benefit financially from foreign companies, which is illegal.

            The Dow set records during President Obama’ term. Where is his credit?

            Actually, if you read the link I posted, the top 3 % increases occurred during the terms of Democratic presidents and the bottom 3 occurred during the terms of Republican presidents.

          • January 28, 2017 at 1:16 pm
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            Two words, OH SNAP!

        • January 27, 2017 at 10:11 am
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          For all those interested, an article pointing out why no real economists or stock market analysts think the DJIA is an accurate representation of the market, except over very long spans of time (decades).
          https://www.ft.com/content/d734b074-d9a8-11e6-944b-e7eb37a6aa8e

          • January 27, 2017 at 10:51 am
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            Can you post a link to this article that doesn’t require us to pay money just to read it?

          • January 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm
            Agent says:
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            Bob, your former protoge’ is still not doing his home work on any subject and constantly bleats – “send me a link”. This kid knows absolutely nothing about how the world works and the issues of the day.

          • January 27, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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            Dear Agenttroll (aka “he who doesn’t click links”) — bob linked to a PAY-TO-READ article. There’s no title of the report in the URL to search.

            I simply asked him to provide another link where I don’t have to pay money to read what he linked.

            I’m not “constantly bleating ‘give me a link'” – I respectfully requested he post a link to the article which we could read without having to pay first.

            PS – please stop unproductively chiming in on conversations just to attack and insult. It really detracts from the on-topic conversations we’re trying to have.

  • January 25, 2017 at 4:39 pm
    Agent says:
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    Ron, the only legacy Obama will have is if he buys one from a Subaru dealership. Massive failure in all areas.

    • January 26, 2017 at 9:08 am
      Ron says:
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      In case anyone is interested in a little education, this is a classic case of trolling.

      Enjoy the rest of your day.

  • January 27, 2017 at 11:22 am
    Andrew G. Simpson says:
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    I do not believe our site asks for any money for that report; it should just ask for your email address so we can send it to you. If you get something different, please let me know. Thanks.

    Andy Simpson
    asimpson@wellsmedia.com

    • January 27, 2017 at 11:43 am
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      The website is saying “Subscribe to read” and gives 4 options ranging from $1.00 for a 4 week trial to $11.77/wk for the Newspaper & Premium Digital package. I do not see a ‘free’ subscription option asking solely for an email address.

  • January 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    Andrew G. Simpson says:
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    Sorry for the confusion but I am not clear on what article you are talking about. I thought you were referring to the link to the fact sheet on the U.S.-EU trade agreement. That link is here.
    If that is not what you are looking for, please provide title of article you are trying to access.

    • January 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm
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      Sorry about the confusion, Andrew. I was referencing the article that Bob linked to in his 1/27 10:11am comment which is an external (from IJ’s point of view) link. I appreciate you sharing the IJ-link in your last post, but think my issue is outside of your purview.



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