At the end of the day, the bedrock question remains unanswered: do the Americans want a new deal on NAFTA or not?
Trump made decisions opposing NAFTA, with the logic of a grocery store clerk unable to look at the big picture of trade, the economy and the trilateral relationship.
Until now, American commentators had assumed that Trump's extreme rhetoric was meant to boost his bargaining power. Now the mood has changed.
The problem is that, much like Trump, the United States wants everything in exchange for ... nothing.
The President doesn't know history. He probably doesn't know of Ronald Reagan's trailblazing. Maybe his Republicans should let him know.
When one speaks to America's leading trade policymakers ... it seems like the population that they’re trying to please consists of only one person: President Trump.
It’s not personal, Donald. It’s business. It’s the Canadian national interest; defending it is Trudeau’s job. Have a good meeting.