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Promise Kept: Trump to Begin Talks with Mexico, Canada on NAFTA

President Trump said Sunday he will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that would fulfill one of Trump’s most oft-stated campaign promises, the Washington Examiner reports.

“We’re also meeting with the prime minister of Canada, and we will be meeting with the president of Mexico, who I know, and we’re going to start negotiations having to do with NAFTA” Trump said during a swearing-in ceremony for members of his senior staff.

“Anybody ever hear of NAFTA?” he joked. “I ran a campaign somewhat based on NAFTA.”

Trump said he would also begin a discussion about immigration and border security.

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        • I had it backwards.
          This confused me a bit.
          U.S. Policy on Jerusalem:
          Presidential Waiver on Jerusalem Embassy Act
          Policy on Jerusalem: Table of Contents | Public Opinion | 1963 Policy Memorandum

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          In October 1995, Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act, noting that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and that the U.S. Embassy should be moved there from Tel Aviv no later than May 31, 1999.

          The Act also included a stipulation allowing the President to issue a waiver every six months to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv if he determines such is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.

          Since 1999, each President – Clinton, Bush and Obama – has used the waiver to suspend the relocation of the Embassy at six month intervals, a copy of which is presented below. President Obama renewed the waiver most recently, on June 1, 2016.

          Presidential Memorandum –
          Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

          SUBJECT: Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

          Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45)(the “Act”), I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of 6 months the limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act.

          You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance with section 7(a) of the Act, and to publish the determination in the Federal Register.

          This suspension shall take effect after the transmission of this determination and report to the Congress.

          • Thank you CiscoKid….I have never read that before-it’s very interesting.

            Benjamin N is coming to the US in February according to the latest reports.

  1. So how are the Obamas going to get back from CA?? Is commercial airlines the option? Probably not! Maybe they will ask Trump for one of his planes! Gag hope not! Grifters, get back on your own!

  2. It will be interesting to see Trudeau and Trump together. Perhaps our useless Prime Minister will learn a thing or two about being a leader from President Trump.