One of President Trump’s primary goals for America is improving the economy and our trade relationships around the world — something desperately needed after the mess made by the White House’s former occupant.Trump has already done wonders for the state of our economy simply by encouraging many big businesses to invest millions of dollars here, and open factories, thus creating jobs.
Perhaps one of the biggest contributions to securing our economic success was an executive order requiring the repeal of two regulations for every new one the government attempts to put in place.Well, the president recently stated that he would be going to work on the current trade agreement we have with Canada, stating he’s going to be “tweaking” it.
According to Reuters:
President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States will be “tweaking” its trade relationship with Canada, unlike its trade ties with Mexico where it faces a more severe situation.“We have a very outstanding trade relationship with Canada. We’ll be tweaking it,” Trump said at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House.
“It’s a much less severe situation than what’s taking place on the southern border. On the southern border, for many, many years the transaction was not fair to the United States.”
There will be changes to make a good deal better, which means more winning for everyone — something President Trump promised the American people they’d be sick of by the end of his term.What kind of changes could Trump have in mind? At this point it’s anyone’s guess.
One has to wonder what benefit these “tweaks” will have for Canada. Trump is a smart businessman, so no doubt he’ll know where to make some concessions to help bolster our neighbors to the north.
Trump was right about the situation with Mexico being much more dire, as we have a strained relationship with them at the moment. The president is calling for taxing imports to pay for a wall to secure the border.For now, baby steps: working to better our relations with Canada can only be a good thing.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]