Trump Moving on Trade

President Donald Trump is wasting no time moving on trade.  Sunday, in remarks at the swearing-in ceremony for senior White House staff, he announced meetings already set up (Fox News coverage, 01/22/17).

He said British Prime Minister Theresa May would meet with him very soon.  CBS News reported that May would be the first foreign leader to meet with Trump, scheduled for Friday.  May told business leaders at the economic summit in Davos that Britain is looking to strike trade deals with “old friends” and “new allies.”  May also said she believes Britain can work out a new trade deal with the U.S. (“British Prime Minister Theresa May to visit Trump Friday,” cbsnews.com, 01/21/17).

Additionally, pointedly talking about NAFTA, Trump told his assembled White House staff and their families that meeting were also scheduled with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada and Mexico’s President Enrique Nieto (Fox News).

President Nieto’s popularity is low in Mexico, which could increase pressure on him to work towards an early, stabilizing set of additions to NAFTA.

 

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