In an interview for the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump revealed his master plan with regard to accomplishing his biggest campaign promise, i.e. how the wall at the southern border will be built and how Mexico will pay for it after all. The strategy was disclosed without any fanfare from the MSM, which is not a surprise, at least for our regular readers. In a nutshell, the concept is pretty simple and straight forward: Mexico will be offered a new deal on NAFTA, a deal that it will be more equitable for the two countries (especially for the US we presume) in terms of revenue. A small portion of the respective revenue will be diverted to fund the wall.
Trump’s administration is now seeking federal funding for the border wall, while in the same time the infamous trade deal is being renegotiated with both Canada and Mexico. Here’s the POTUS in a Thursday interview with the WSJ:
“They can pay for it indirectly through NAFTA. We make a good deal on NAFTA, and, say, ‘I’m going to take a small percentage of that money and it’s going toward the wall.’ Guess what? Mexico’s paying.”
If Mexico fails to agree to the terms of the new deal, Trump warned he’ll terminate the free-trade-deal altogether:
“Now, Mexico may not want to make the NAFTA deal, which is OK, then I’ll terminate NAFTA, which I think would be frankly a positive for our country.”
Who’ll blink first? Well, who has the most to lose?
Seems like only yesterday, one patriotic American has said that if NAFTA was enacted, “A giant sucking sound” will be heard as Mexico sucks jobs out of America. The mainstream media declared him “crazy”. That American was H. Ross Perot. He was correct, of course. The jobs now returning are the same jobs he tried to keep from leaving.