Trump Plans To Rebrand NAFTA Pact As “USMC”

The Hill reports:

President Trump told donors that he hopes to rebrand the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) among the U.S., Mexico and Canada as the “USMC” pact, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

If the U.S. is unable to come to terms on a deal with Canada, Trump said he’s willing to drop the “C” from the new name to make it simply USM. “USMC” is also a common abbreviation for the United States Marine Corps.

The Journal reported that Trump floated the new name and hit Canada over tariffs during a private meeting with roughly a dozen supporters on Wednesday night, which was followed by a pricey fundraiser dinner at Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Marines will surely take a dim view of this idea. The original WSJ report is behind their paywall.