FIL ̵ 1; Later Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. (AP Photo / Elise Amendola) WASHINGTON – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced his…
WASHINGTON – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced his opposition to a renewed North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, claiming that it is not enough to stop “serious and ongoing injuries caused by NAFTA for American workers.”
Warren, a Democrat, said in a speech on Thursday that the new North American trade “will not stop outsourcing, it will not increase wages and it will not create jobs. It’s NAFTA 2.0”.  Warren, a potential presidential candidate, said she will vote against the US-Mexico-Canada agreement, unless President Donald Trump revises it.
“We need a new business law and it should start with a simple principle: Our policies should not prioritize corporate profits over US paychecks,” said Warren. “It should be true for NAFTA and true for every thing we cut.”  Her comments came just one day before the United States, Mexico and Canada will sign the replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement at the 20th Buenos Aires Argentina Summit.
During the Presidential Campaign in 2016, Trump criticized NAFTA and promised to cancel it. But Warren’s remarks Thursday illustrates the political difficulties that Trump can face in order for Congress to print on so many democrats demand change.
Although Warren does not yet enter the 2020 race, it is clear that trade can then be an animating problem as it was in 2016 when Hillary Clinton was driven to reject the Trans-Pacific Ocean Partnership Agreement, which she supported as State Secretary e.
Warren also raised the 17-year war in Afghanistan, saying that the current strategy does not work and that the United States would help the Afghans “reach a realistic peace settlement that stops violence and protects our security.”
“It’s time to take our troops home from Afghanistan – from now on,” Warren said.
She did not say at what rate she would support withdrawing from Afghanistan or under what conditions.
As last week, Trump said that the United States was in “very strong” peace talks, but also dictated that he had little confidence that these talks would succeed.
While Warren spoke as a vehicle to showcase her foreign policy reference and populist rhetoric, she also challenged Trump directly to adapt to, as she expressed it, authoritarian regimes and embracing dictators.
“The time to keep back is over. Patriots of every political persuasion must resist this kind of behavior,” said Warren. “Americans must show to this president and to the world that we do not go to autocracy – not without struggle. “
While she did not no Warren made a subtle nod to the place she would hold if she would challenge Trump and win.
“Fifty-five years ago, when President John F. Kennedy spoke at American University, he said” Our problems are artificial – that’s why they can be solved by a man, “she said.” The same is true today. “ No less than a blow, she added: “Okay, I’d like to add that they can also be solved by women too.”