During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump said the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was “the worst trade deal” ever signed by the United States. Earlier this week, President Trump agreed “not to terminate NAFTA at this time.” In an effort to explain his shift and to quell rumors that there’s a split inside his White House between nationalists and globalists, Trump told The Wall Street Journal, “Hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” he said. “I’m both. And I’m the only one who makes the decision, believe me.”
A nationalist is defined as: “a person who advocates political independence for a country.” A globalist is defined as: “a person who advocates the interpretation or planning of economic and foreign policy in relation to events and developments throughout the world” or, in other words a person who advocates that “goods, capital and people should be able to move freely across borders.” To some reporters (see below), it’s like saying, “I’m a dog and a cat.”
@maggieNYT I’m a dog and a cat.
— Bruno J. Navarro (@Bruno_J_Navarro) April 28, 2017