1. He always lies. I’d rather look at the deal itself than what Trump says about the deal;
2. The WSJ isn’t conservative;
3. If Canada signs on, it’s an amendment to NAFTA
So are you really suggesting that you are fine with the president lying about a trade deal (that isn't a deal but might be if Canada agrees at some time in the future) with an important ally? And the WSJ is fake news now too, that their reporting isn't accurate or is biased? You can't base anything on what is in the deal because it isn't a deal. It is a framework.
This trade deal is not going to change squat. It is a Trump distraction that you and many others are falling for. Yeah, let's debate whether more regulations on trade are good or bad for American business while Trump and his family are fleecing America. We are winning because Trump says we are winning. Mexico promised to buy more from American farmers and someday they are going to pay for the wall (that came up again today too). Yeah sure.
I know it is hard to let go. I assume you supported Trump and to some extent still do. You hoped and still hope that somehow Trump is going to usher in ideals that you support. Be good for business or whatever. But he isn't. It is all a charade.
What is it about politics that causes people to jump to conclusions and put words in other people's mouths?
Where did I say I didn't have a problem with Trump lying? Or that the WSJ is fake news? Or all that nonsense in the last paragraph?
Trump lies. In the next 2 to 6 years, he'll be out of office. His words won't matter, but the deal itself will presumably be left behind. That's why I'd rather look at whether it's actually good for the country, rather than focusing on Trump's spin. He's going to make it out to be a fantastic deal. His critics will reflexively bash him. In between, there's the truth, which is what I choose to focus on. To me, that's a more rationale approach than getting all worked up because Trump lied for the 25th time today.
I do disagree with that line about it being a charade that Trump is good for business. I think that policies enacted in this administration have been very good for businesses. We won't know the long-term consequences of those policies for a decade or so, but in the present, I don't think anybody would seriously say that businesses haven't been aided.