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The president never takes a day off (unless it’s for golf) so even Easter Sunday had Donald Trump changing foreign policy and eliminating key government programs via Twitter. You know, a normal Sunday for Trump. In a string of 10 tweets over the course of about 24 hours, POTUS railed on Mexico for allowing illegal immigrants into their country through their southern border and then into the States through the North. He then threatened to blow up NAFTA (again) because of it.

Trump didn’t specifically mention Canada in his tirade, but pulling out of NAFTA would obviously affect us too. The American president has said on more than one occasion that he would prefer having bilateral trade agreements with Canada and Mexico separately to the trilateral NAFTA so it’s possible that’s what would follow. Since tweets hardly equal legislation, there’s really no way to be certain what the president means and attempts to find out have been relatively fruitless.

When reporters questioned Trump outside the White House Sunday, he repeated pretty much exactly what his tweets said.

These tweets were prompted by reports that a series of immigrant “caravans” are traveling through Mexico with the intention of illegally crossing the Northern border into the United States. As reported by CNN, the story was discussed on Fox & Friends – a Fox News program POTUS is known for watching and live-tweeting through – shortly before the first barrage of tweets.

The caravans in question were organized by a group called Pueblo Sin Fonteras (translated to, “People without Borders”) to bring refugees of persecution and violence mostly from Central America to the U.S. For five years, this group has been organizing caravans and transporting thousands of people through Mexico.

Canada, Mexico and the United States are currently prepping for their eighth round of NAFTA negotiations and despite the head U.S. negotiator’s assurances that a deal is close, Canada doesn’t appear to be too optimistic. The head Canadian negotiator has said that there is still “significant work” to be done before the conclusion of any deal. Especially if that means eliminating NAFTA entirely and starting from scratch.

Another day, another Trump curve ball. What a productive long weekend.

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