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Economist interviews Trump about economic policy

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Walter, May 13, 2017.

  1. Walter

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    Free and fair trade is bad... ok.
     
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    What is sad is Trump's ignorance (luckily, his advisers were there to "fill in!") and his disastrous "command" of the English language!

    So laughable. . .he goes on rants and says nothing!
     
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    What is "fair and free" about this?

    "I’m for open trade, free trade, but I also want smart trade and fair trade. But they’ll say, “He’s not a free-trader,” at 10%. But if I say we’re putting a reciprocal tax on, it may be 62% or it may be 47%, I mean massive numbers, and nobody can complain about it. It’s really sort of an amazing thing."

    Then there was this lie:

    "Now at the same time I have a very good relationship with Justin [Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister] and a very good relationship with the president of Mexico. And I was going to terminate NAFTA last week, I was all set, meaning the six-month termination. I was going to send them a letter, then after six months, it’s gone. But the word got out, they called and they said, we would really love to…they called separately but it was an amazing thing. They called separately ten minutes apart. I just put down the phone with the president of Mexico when the prime minister of Canada called. And they both asked almost identical questions. “We would like to know if it would be possible to negotiate as opposed to a termination.” And I said, “Yes, it is. Absolutely.” So, so we did that and we’ll start."

    Maybe this is the "phone call" he was referring to:

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/canadian-pm-responds-lumber-tariffs-160451351.html

    Or maybe this one:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/05/mexicos-revenge/521451/
     
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