Friday, 19 October, 2018

Republicans in tight U.S. House races feel heat from Mexican tariffs

Kenneth Drake | 07 June, 2018, 13:57

Trump has used the same language this year. The U.S. imports $417 billion in goods from the European Union, $294 billion from Mexico and $278 billion from Canada.

"We have heard nothing", she said. "Because we didn't deal with our enemies, we dealt with our friends, and we dealt incompetently", he said.

But while Pence stands ready to fill in for Trump again this week, the president is convinced that his attendance at the G-7 summit is essential and is planning to travel Friday morning to Quebec, according to three White House officials.

The last time Mexico put an extra 20 percent duty on American apples because of a trade dispute, it cost Washington growers $44 million.

It's a dark turn for the G-7, which first met in 1975 when it included only six countries: the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Japan.

However, the soldiers who burned down Washington were all expeditionary troops sent direct from Great Britain, unlike the local militias and Indigenous warriors who had done much of the fighting during earlier US attempts to invade what is now Ontario. The other six members are dismayed with him over the tariffs, and their finance ministers issued a weekend statement of condemnation. European allies have urged Trump to reconsider. The order stipulates charges of 15 percent to 25 percent on US farm goods including pork, cheese, apples and potatoes, bourbon whiskey and cranberries. The US Commerce Department says that constitutes a threat to US national security. It's broken down." But, he added, "Don't blame Trump.


"If our customers around the world start going to other parts of the world for their supplies, that is a serious problem", he said. Soldiers reportedly sat down to eat a meal made of leftover food from the White House scullery using White House dishes and silver before ransacking the presidential mansion and setting it ablaze. The Trump administration at one point granted Canada and Mexico a last-minute reprieve from tariffs in March as negotiations to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, continued. U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, for one, voiced concerns about retaliatory tariffs on the U.S. several months ago.

When then-prime minister Stephen Harper in 2011 said US approval of the Keystone XL pipeline - which then-president Barack Obama was refusing to do - was a "no-brainer", the White House considered the remark beyond the pale.

The package would include increased purchases of USA soybeans, corn and other agricultural goods. "It's a measure that Mexico has a right to in accordance with the trade agreement to compensate for the damage caused by the [United States'] tariffs, which they set under the alleged argument of national security", he said. "Trump delivering well beyond what Putin had ever hoped for", Michael McFaul, a US ambassador to Russian Federation under Obama, said on Twitter.

Before President Donald Trump sits down with a notorious dictator, he will face what may well turn out to be a tougher crowd - some of America's oldest allies.

Randall Schweller, a rare worldwide relations scholar who supports Trump, said the death of the Soviet Union and the decline of Daesh (also known as ISIS) mean "the US doesn't need its allies like it used to".

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