One of the many fronts that Donald Trump wanted to extract more money from other countries is working the way he was trying to sell it….
This one is with Canada and Mexico….
Trump’s tariff changes with Europe and Asia are costing Americans MORE money and actually helping those countries make MORE money…
Donald Trump isn’t much of so far….
President Trump and senior White House officials are working to salvage political support for a revised trade pact with Mexico and Canada, stunned by bipartisan blowback that appeared likely to scuttle a key initiative.
Several Democrats said Trump put on a charm offensive Tuesday during a White House meeting, soliciting their feedback on what he would need to do to win their support for an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
It was much different from the antagonistic approach he has taken with Democrats in recent weeks while they ramp up investigations into his finances and businesses. White House officials have said that Trump really wants the Canada-Mexico trade deal to be successful and that he knows he needs support from Democrats to achieve this.
“I think if you leave the White House today, the tone of the conversations were pretty good,” said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), who is locked in a separate battle with the White House over accessing Trump’s tax returns.
Trump’s new courtship of Democrats on trade came as he is simultaneously trying to prevent Republicans from bolting. A number of Republicans have objected to Trump’s hardball tactics in the trade talks and want him to start offering Canada and Mexico immediate concessions…..