President Trump Considering Withdrawal From World Trade Organization

By 1600 Staff

According to CNBC, Axios is reporting that President Trump is mulling a withdrawal from the World Trade Organization.

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CNBC Reports:

“He’s [threatened to withdraw] 100 times. It would totally [screw] us as a country,” one source told the media outlet. The same source said Trump has told his advisors, “We always get f—ed by them [the WTO]. I don’t know why we’re in it. The WTO is designed by the rest of the world to screw the United States.”

The media outlet said Trump’s aides push back when he talks about withdrawing, but four sources said they’ve never put in place a policy process to take the idea seriously. Axios also said a withdrawal from the WTO would require Congressional approval.

When asked about the Axios report, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said, “There is no breaking news [here] … This is an exaggeration” in a Fox Business interview.

The bold move would be consistent with the president’s policies, as he has pulled out of other contentious arrangements, such as the Paris Climate Accords and the Iran Nuclear Deal. The president is not afraid to renegotiate bad trade deals, such as NAFTA and TPP, and the World Trade Organization is no different. Time will tell whether the president decides to pull America out of the international arrangement.

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Thomas W Lassan
Thomas W Lassan
4 years ago

Please do Mr President. Nato also would be A good idea.

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
4 years ago

The sooner the better, And Don’t forget the UN!

Legalin USA
4 years ago

Remember the WTO cited France for totally subsidizing Airbus , it told France to cease and desist that practice but FRance, UK and Germany just laughed in their faces and continue the subsidies still, putting US companies like Boeing , Textron et al at a distinct disavantage. WTO is like a tiger without teeth and has shown is not pro American and like a lame duck.
Time to withdraw until a better outfit is created that will have the power to enforce its rulings rather than be laughed at. While at it move the UN to Moscow, perhaps all these anti America, freeloaders will like that better and release us of maintaining them finacially.

Edward Weber
2 years ago

U.N. would be better and while you’re at it,,,remove the U.N. from the U.S..

Susan Lea
4 years ago

Thank you President Trump. His honesty and respect for ordinary Americans is well appreciated by those of us who have opposed this Trade Treaties for decades!!! Way to Go. No more tax credits and benefits to those corporations who eliminate American jobs. No more subsidizing the economies of foreign countries. Spend American dollars in America on Americans.

ch
ch
4 years ago

This would be another win win for America. The world has been running all over us for decades. All these treaties are is more globalist agenda’s.

Tony Robinson
Tony Robinson
4 years ago
Reply to  ch

I so agree. Past Presidents have let other countries make rules for the U.S. and not doing a darn thing about it. Is is time for OUR PRESIDENT to tell us like it is and take action to correct all the mistakes of past weak Presidents that did not stand up for America.

Sonja
Sonja
4 years ago
Reply to  Tony Robinson

That’s what I thought so many times! Exactly, now we have a president who is not scared or weak! Its great!

George
George
4 years ago

Good deal. Now built the freaking wall and deport these danged illegals. Send the Democrats and a RINO’s with them.

SD of AZ
4 years ago

Knowing what we already do about the international anything we are probably their cash cow in this organization as well while getting screwed. So why not? I have not seen Trump do anything that did not contribute to MAGA and anything to do with international trade has not been managed or negotiated by our past leaders for some time with anything close to negotiation skills. I would say going back to WWII if it was managed then is the last real negotiating that went on. So trusting Trump to do the right thing and as usual he explains his reasoning is a good idea. I have no doubt leaving this internation trade organization would be in our interest and MAGA. Do It. This has to be another international fiasco that we must deal with and I can’t wait until he delivers the same message to the UN.

philip
philip
4 years ago

our president donald trump is light-years ahead of the middle class’s enemies.

Bill Williams
4 years ago

Go Trump, get the hell out of the WTO, the UN, all that BS that is designed to screw America.

ROBERT ALLENBY
ROBERT ALLENBY
4 years ago

THAT WILL HELP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AS EVERY THING TRUMP HAS AND WILL DO SO THE PARTY BETTER BACK HIM

james gould
4 years ago

Trump trumps again! MAGA, keep winning!

John Public
John Public
4 years ago

Yes. And get out of NATO and the UN as well. All this making America great is costing us our leadership of world organizations. We will be as isolated as North Korea by the time this unqualified traitor is through. It is hard to believe that this six-time bankrupt con man has any followers.

Marilyn Kaplan
Marilyn Kaplan
4 years ago
Reply to  John Public

What leadership? The past President made sure to apologize to and fawn over this country’s historic enemies. Either you are blind to the economic and financial benefits our country is reaping now, or you are a troll. Either way, you need to get your news from a variety of sources and not the MSM alone.

Dennis
Dennis
4 years ago
Reply to  John Public

You are living in a fantasy world with comments like that. Some day you might even learn what Bankruptcies are all about. It’s a business’s way of reoganizing one’s debt structure. It keeps the business alive and protects many or most of its creditors.

Jeffrey Revers
Jeffrey Revers
4 years ago

THE WTO HAS SCREWED US FOR YEARS WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH.

Dan Berube
4 years ago

If it is possible to do so, I am 110% behind our president and his agenda to make America Great Again. The evidence is in that what he has done so far is working in a positive way for America and its citizens, both Republican and Democrat. His withdrawal from the UN and now the WTO there will be a hopeful expulsion of all its delegates to a more neutral climate. This would be a plus for our country. It is time for the UN and the WTO to go and be abusive to its new host some where else.

So far, so good! I would though warn that “Isolationism” in our countries past history has never ultimately work out well. Other countries need us and ultimately we need them. We are a nation amoung nations, that is a fact. Current thinking should be that no matter how difficult it might be dealing with some countries, deal with them we must if the world is going to continue progressing and prospering. As our president has already noted, “It must be done though on a fair playing field.”

Daniel Mount
Daniel Mount
4 years ago

If this World Trade Organization is screwing The United States of America then it would be the best thing to do is to withdraw from the WTO.

ssg
ssg
4 years ago

Hooray for President Trump. Let’s do it. Let’s get out of the WTO. MAGA.

Marlin Francksen
Marlin Francksen
4 years ago

YES! John Public
You are looking AND hearing THRU your OBAMA ERA AGENDA. America is now recognized
as not being a YES – I LOVE STATE – HOW MUCH CASH DO YOU NEED AND WHERE DO WE SEND IT!!! YOU are the kind of IDIOT that has NO idea on the CORRUPT MONEY that is PAID TO these WORLD VILLIANS.

Frank
Frank
4 years ago

All these world entanglements do nothing to enhance our nation, but a lot to drag us down. Let’s get out of the WTO, the World Bank, and get the US out of the UN, and the UN out of the US.

John Buerger
John Buerger
4 years ago

GO TRUMP AND AMERICA WINS …

Carol McGovern
Carol McGovern
4 years ago

Ford Foundation, Carnegic Institute, Soros & Friends, Catholic Church La Raza, Mexican Government, ALL FUNDERS & ORGANIZERS of the BORDER INVASON. MY solution would be –Load ALL of these Invaders onto buses & RETURN THEM to MEXICO’S INTERIOR. Mexico TOOK their ARMY OFF their southern border to ALLOW for all of this ONE MORE THING GIVE MEXICO THE BILL FOR DOING THIS.

elgavilansegoviano
elgavilansegoviano
4 years ago

…Good I hope we do!!,….WTO is just like the Dammed EU, They are a Globalist Mob that want to control your economy in every possible way imaginable!!,…..Time for the US to go at it alone!!,…We will be better off, with out those Controlling SOBs!!,…

Barbara
Barbara
4 years ago

These deals were done by past Presidents and they are all bad—–Yes it is time for us to pull out and start afresh.!!!

Larry OBrien
Larry OBrien
4 years ago

President Trump is the first leader in years (ever?) who has the negotiating savvy to KNOW WHEN TO SAY “NO”. When negotiating (class 101) strive to get a GOOD deal; if this is impossible (and sometimes it is) settle for a fair deal and if this is refused, SAY NO DEAL !! America is probably the BIGGEST market in the world — we don’t have to give up anything that is ‘fair’ to make a deal. Unfortunately many of our previous ‘panic’ negotiators have closed on BAD deals.

Merion
Merion
4 years ago

Yes. And NATO ALSO.

raygun
raygun
4 years ago

The WTO is just another socialist .org that spreads the wealth around, as well as the environ-mental UN panel. GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WTO, NOW.

Maxx
4 years ago

The World Trade Organization is just like the UN; made up of many leftist countries that unite to screw the US, just like Trump said. The US is a sovereign nation and no other country, organization or entity should be allowed to make rules and decisions for us….. PERIOD.

Jane
Jane
4 years ago

Do it President Trump! Finally a President that puts America first and has a backbone and stands up to organizations and contrives that try to take advantage of our country and our generosity.

David in MA
David in MA
4 years ago

Pull out, all this WTO is, is a globalist band of communists, dictators and muslims sucking on America’s teat, and that teat is very sore.

mike young
mike young
4 years ago

as a former J.B.S. member in the 60’s all I can say is it’s about fifty years overdue. go for it mr president I’m with you on this one.

Rolland Hamm
Rolland Hamm
4 years ago

Leaving WTO may be necessary to CONVINCE THE WORLD THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL NOT GET SCREWED ANYMORE.

Ben Soto
Ben Soto
4 years ago

The message to the world would be to not screw the USA anymore

Ernst
Ernst
4 years ago

The US has been abused for many years by other countries protecting their own favored industries and preventing the US from protecting any of ours. It is about time this is corrected. The international community just about had a cow at the G-7 meeting of national leaders in Canada when Trump suggested that we drop all trade protection. This shows what hypocrites they are. Good work, Mr. President!

Judith Stockstill
Judith Stockstill
4 years ago

YES, I AGREE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP…
withdraw from the World Trade Organization!!! America should have never joined. Bad decisions by previous administrations!

Donel
Donel
4 years ago

Globalists are as Bad as the DemComs, and we know how bad they are!

Bruce
Bruce
4 years ago

I have an IDEA: Pull out of the U.N. Pull outof NATO, pull out of every accord w/the Y.N. etc and separate this nation from the others who hate this nation and do what need be done to right this nation of it’s “FIRM FOUNDATION”! Jeremiah 6:16 KJV

californiasailor
californiasailor
4 years ago

YES MR PRESIDENT…..ALL OF THEM…NATO WATO CRAPO YOU NAME IT…..OFF WITH THEM THEY ARE A CANCER….

ANTONIO CHATMEN
ANTONIO CHATMEN
4 years ago

Why doesnt Red China, Russia, japan and Europe repay us for the help we gave them in World War II. The United States kept China from falling into Imperial Japans grasp ,gave the Soviet Union 500,000 trucks to combat the Nazis in WWII the list is endless what we gave Russia. We rebuilt Japan from the ground up after their sneak attack on Hawaii that killed 2500 americans in 1941. Why in this world should any of those countries think we owe them a damn thing . Even Britain owes us for WWII . No repayment what so ever so why should we owe the above noted countries anything……REPAY US FOR WWII YOU FREE LOADERS………..

Carl J Bujan Jr
4 years ago

Ever since after world war ll we have been taking advange of on every tarde deal we have entered into, so I agree with President trump 100%.

Frank2525
Frank2525
4 years ago

USA needs to stay in U.N., NATO, OAS, and the other planet earth organizations, because USA is the largest economical system on planet, compared to the other countries who have all forms of government. USA is the only (repeat that, ONLY) REPUBLIC , form of a Democracy that exists. Our Constitution is plainly written to BE BY THE PEOPLE , OF THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE. And it was established by DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, where it was also BEQUIETHED BY OUR GOD. Of the 53 Delegates, representing 13 Colonies, there was no consensus of any particular religion. Marriage, and other family , gender, was not established, since each colony had different opinions, beliefs, and forms of family life. With that said, this establishes why I write on this subject.
——–None of the writers before me has mentioned OAS. How many of you have done a simple search of OAS. Do you know they occupy 5 large buildings in Washington D.C. and had a Council Meeting 22 June 2018. Have you checked their Membership, of very impressive titles ad names, or what they do? Ever read any reports of their meetings, and results of actions taken? I would suggest all of you, and others who read this posting, do a simple search, and educate yourself. Our Constitution was written, signed by majority of delegates still in Philadelphia. Many had gone home, or refused to sign, and some were ill.
But Majority present, signed, and Constitution was ratified. THIS WAS 1776 TO 1779.
OAS CAME INTO EXISTENCE IN 1780, BY THEIR STATEMENT. THIER MISSION READS SIMILAR TO OUR GOALS, FOR ALL THE SOUTH AMERICAN, CENTRAL AMERICANS, MEXICO, AND CANADA, AND OTHER NEARBY COUNTRIES. Why are we having a problem with Illegal Immigration from these countries, as well as the rest of the world countries, if all are considering their own citizens, AND MAKING IT WORK TO KEEP THEM HAPPY, WORKING, AND LIVING IN HOME (BIRTH) COUNTRY?
And I would be remiss, if I did not point out, that all the countries listed, have borders established, and rules, regulations, laws, to guard those borders, and keep illegals out.
Even restrict others from owning assets, companies, or facilities In their Countries.
——-Reason UN and OSA and others should continue to meet in USA, is we are safest country for others to be together in, and not be killed, injured, or expect to return home, from.

N
N
4 years ago

Keep up the great work President Trump!!!

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