Imagine the scene. Your negotiators have spent the good part of a decade working out a trade deal with the United States.

Then one day Trump gets angry with something he sees on TV, or Twitter, and says he wants the whole thing cancelled in 30 days.

Who would want a trade deal like that?

Apparently, Trump does. Last night Reuters reported on remarks made to Republicans by the Buffoon-in-Chief:

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would strike numerous bilateral trade deals, as opposed to multilateral accords like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and they would include clauses to allow a 30-day termination notice.

“Believe me, we’re going to have a lot of trade deals,” Trump told a gathering of Republican lawmakers. “If that particular country doesn’t treat us fairly, we send them a 30-day termination, notice of termination.”

It’s worth reiterating that bilateral deals can take years to negotiate. Seven years seems to be the average.

The UK wants a quick trade deal with the US, but also one with the EU. Both are possible.

But given that the EU and the US have very different standards, especially in food production, a quick trade deal to satisfy both sides seems unlikely.

On top of that, a 30 day termination notice?

They may as well not bother. Trump is unhinged

  1. If factually true and not alternate facts, and not a Democrat black propaganda, also not a Trump off the cuff knee jerk proposal, then certainly worrying.

  2. Trump will not be president in eight years time. Fact. Unless he manages God forbid,to change the US constitution

  3. PS ……and not your world media fake news, that means you mister… only real true news is therefore Mr Trumps tweets, so will await his tweet for the kosher news.

  4. I’ve always thought of myself as a reasonably peaceful type of bloke, live and let live, but I find myself wishing for a certain elderly orange skinned American to have a massive aneurysm.

  5. @ harrythespider.

    How did we get in this mess?

    The answer is simple. People believed what they read in the majority of the media, without checking the facts.

    Aided by certain politicians being given nothing but negative stories while other politicians are given a free ride.

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