Former President Bill Clinton was humiliated on Monday when he was heckled while participating in a Labor Day parade in Detroit, Michigan.
According to Western Journalism, someone in the crowd shouted, “No NAFTA boy,” as Clinton walked by. This was referring to the fact that Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law during his first year in office in December 1993.
The agreement made a free trade zone between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and it enjoyed bipartisan support. 132 Republicans and 102 Democrats signed the agreement in the the House of Representatives and 34 Republicans and 27 Democrats backed it in the Senate.
“NAFTA means jobs,” Clinton said at the time. “American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t support this agreement.”
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a renegotiating of NAFTA, saying it unfairly benefits Mexico at the expense of American manufacturing jobs.
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“I’m going tell our NAFTA partners that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers,” Trump said earlier this summer. “And I don’t mean just a little bit better, I mean a lot better.”
Two days before Clinton’s appearance at the Labor Day parade, Trump also was in Detroit to visit a black church. However, his reception there could not have been more different from the one Clinton received. Trump was given a standing ovation after he gave a speech in which he recognized the importance of the black church throughout the nation’s history.
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