FLASHBACK: When Democrats Wanted to End or Renegotiate NAFTA

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Posted: Aug 27, 2018 3:20 PM
FLASHBACK: When Democrats Wanted to End or Renegotiate NAFTA

On Monday morning, President Trump officially announced the end to NAFTA, the longtime Clinton era-trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. 

"They used to call it NAFTA, we're going to call it the United States Mexico Trade Agreement," Trump said from the Oval Office with outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena on the phone. "It’s a big day for trade. It’s a big day for our country. A lot of people felt we’d never get here.”

Considering Democrats have been advocating for the end or renegotiation of NAFTA and other trade agreements for years, the move raises questions about how they will react to the new deal. 

Editorial boards and columnists also have some catching up to do, while others are doubling down.

So far, the President's loudest critics on Capitol Hill have been quiet.