BREAKING: Donald Trump Takes Back MAJOR Campaign Promise, Supporters FURIOUS


On Monday, a member of Donald Trump’s transition team walked back yet another one of the President-elect’s campaign promises.

During his campaign, Trump repeatedly decried the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) promising to either “entirely renegotiate” or “terminate” it. This promise brought in much support for Trump from people who were frustrated by the number of jobs being outsourced from the United States to other countries.

Like many of Trump’s other supporters, though, the people who voted for him based on his promise to terminate NAFTA will likely be very disappointed in the man to whom they gave their votes after they learn about what Anthony Scaramucci, a Trump transition official, told a group of business leaders at a meeting of the bipartisan group, No Labels.

According to Scaramucci, Trump is less interested in getting rid of NAFTA altogether and more interested in making it “fairer.” Scaramucci said:

‘I don’t think we’re looking to rip up NAFTA as much as we are looking to right-size it and make it fairer. He’s got a great relationship, by the way, with the Mexican president. They talk regularly.

Scaramucci also attempted to clear up Donald Trump’s position on imposing tariffs on imported goods manufactured abroad. He explained:

‘I don’t think anybody in the administration from the top to the bottom is looking for protectionism. We understand the economic harm and the impact that would take. I don’t think anybody in the administration is looking for quote-unquote tariffs, but I think they are a cudgel, if you will, to lay out there if we can’t get the trade deals to be right-sided to now benefit the American people.’

Scaramucci went on to blame the media for misrepresenting Trump’s thoughts about trade:

‘Things get snippeted a certain way in the media and they get framed a certain way that he’s a protectionist and he’s against trade. I can state categorically that if he were standing here right now, he’d tell you that he’s a free trader.’

John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable, said that Scaramucci’s comments about NAFTA were “very consistent” with what Trump’s team has been telling business leaders who are concerned about the effect limits on trade could have on their companies. Engler said:

‘There’s been a lot of conversation, but I think they have actually been quite consistent about trade. They’re very committed to trade. They want different deals, they think they can get better deals.’

Some business leaders might have confidence in Scaramucci’s comments about NAFTA. However, they seemed quite contradictory to the string of tweets that Donald Trump posted early Sunday morning. Trump said nothing specifically about NAFTA in his Twitter rant, but he didn’t shy away from threats of a 35 percent tax for companies that leave the United States.

Featured image via EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images.