An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Daniel Dale follows:
NAFTA’s been a catastrophe for our country,” Trump said at the White House. “It’s been a catastrophe for our workers and our jobs and our companies. They’re leaving our country. I want to change it. And maybe redo it.”
He suggested an “extra F” could be added to the revised deal, for the word “fair.”
“Free and fair trade. Not just free trade, free and fair trade. Because it’s very unfair,” he said.
When I listen to Trump talk, I cringe. (“I will be so good at the military your head will spin.”) I’m hearing Homer Simpson. I cringed when I listened to Obama, as well. But that’s just because I was listening to pure evil. Trump, while funny, is every bit as dangerous and evil as any of his predecessors in the Oval Orifice, mind you. Does nuclear holocaust or Idiocracy go down better if the lunatics sending us to hell give us a chuckle while we’re on our way? Speaking of Idicocracy, the great, funny flick by Mike Judge, that, like the Matrix, managed to say so many true things about our society, Check out the recent Real News Network show in which Jaisal Noor interviews Diane Ravitch, who also makes an appearance in the fantastic documentary titled “Killing Ed – Charter Schools, Corruption, And The Glen Movement In America,” by Mark S Hall. Diane and Jaisal talk about the confirmation – too close to call at this point – of Betsy DeVos (as Education Secretary) who has never taught in a public school and hates public schools.
The changes to NAFTA haven’t happened yet. In fact, Trump’s still got time to alter the name further. He just might realize that his version of NAFTA will also be ‘great’. And ‘awesome’. And ‘nice’. And good for the environment, which is to say ‘green’. And ‘simple’, so even the children can understand it. And ‘terrific’, because it will be. And ‘excellent’, in case some people miss great, awesome and terrific. And ‘right’ because it’s the right thing to do, wink, wink. Hmm. Will he settle on NAFFGANGSTERTA?