After calling it the “worst trade deal ever,” the President was prepared to sign an executive order that would get America out of the job killing deal made decades ago called NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). But then Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a personal plea to Trump asking him to reconsider.
Suddenly, the president decided to renegotiate the treaty with Canada and Mexico. Why? What pushed the change of heart? Who could possibly push Trump off his own tracks? The answer is his liberal son-in-law, Jared Kushner, according to Fox News.
Reportedly, Trump’s son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner actually called Trudeau’s Ottawa office and urged him to try to talk the President into changing his mind about NAFTA.
“You never know how much of it is theatre, but it didn’t feel that way,” a senior Canadian diplomat told reporters about the phone call made by Kushner to Trudeau. “Maybe they’re just learning how to be a government. At least they were open to the conversation, and that stopped them doing something rash and destructive.”
Trudeau reportedly called Trump on the evening of April 26 and talked to him about renegotiating NAFTA. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto did the same. Those phone calls apparently made all the difference.
“I received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate,” Trump tweeted on April 27. “I agreed… subject to the fact that if we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA. Relationships are good-deal very possible!”
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