Should President Trump withdraw from the new trade agreement with Mexico in response to the migrant caravan making its way to the southern border of the United States?
That’s a question posed by talk-radio host Michael Savage.
President Trump, after more than a year of negotiations, reached an agreement Sept. 30 with Canada and Mexico to update the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, which governs more than $1.2 trillion worth of trade among the three nations.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as it is called, fulfills Trump’s campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA, which he has called the “worst trade deal ever.”
Among the responses to Savage’s tweet Tuesday asking if the new agreement should be on the table:
- Greg Berchenko: “No, trade is too important. In fact, the more development these countries get, the less we will have this problem. How come the USA doesn’t have this problem on the Canadian border?”
- Shawn Hafer: “He should announce the border will close on Friday at noon if Mexico does not address and stop the invasion group moving towards the US border.”
- Robert J. Turnbull: “It’s worth a conversation but too late. Shut down the southern border completely. Create a massive problem for Mexico. They allowed it so they need to fix it.”
- Laura Gianficaro: “YES! Free our tied hands. Breach of contract.”
- Wesley Inman: “Sure. They should be reimbursing us citizens already for years of paying for their citizens here collecting benefits.”
- Bryan Doyle: “Yes, Mexico is not working in good faith here.”