President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting | Economic Focus: Employment, Job-Training, Trade (and a little bombshell from Sonny Perdue)

President Trump hosted a cabinet meeting after returning from the NATO summit.   The emphasis was on the U.S. economy, employment, job-training and the larger goal of leveraging economic strength to advance American interests.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue considered two individual farmer trade deals; one for Mexico and one for Canada.   This means the overall approach is bilateral, not NAFTA.  The implication here, within Perdue’s framework, confirms all suspicions for the future of NAFTA, it’s dead.  What remains is the timing of the announcement (that’s political).

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