Canadian Labor Leader Jokes New NAFTA Shouldn’t ‘Leave Anyone Behind’

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Reprinted from The Hill by John Bowden on September 14, 2018.

A leader of a Canadian labor organization trolled President Trump on Twitter Thursday afternoon over the president’s threat to remove Canada from a planned trade agreement that included the US and Mexico.

Flavio Volpe, head of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA), responded on Twitter after Trump reportedly said he wants to rebrand the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the USMC, adding that the “C” could be dropped if Canadian officials are unable to reach a deal with the US.

The US Marine Corps., which shares the USMC abbreviation, would never “leave anyone behind” in that manner, Volpe joked.

“The real @USMC would never leave anyone behind,” he tweeted. …

The Hill 9/14

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