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Friday, January 27, 2017

U.K. is a better trading partner than Mexico

British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump met at the White House today to begin talks on our post-Brexit trade deal. We should tear down all barriers between the nations because England has been a good trading partner -- buying almost as many goods and services from us as we buy from Britain.

We actually had a trade surplus last year of $1.5 billion with Britain in the first 11 months of last year.

In 2015, we had a trade deficit with Britain of $1.8 billion.

Mexico is a terrible trading partner that takes advantage of our good nature. The last time we had a trade surplus with Mexico probably was during the Mexican War.

Our trade deficit with Mexico was $60 billion through the first 11 months of last year.

In 2015, we had a trade deficit with Mexico of $55 billion.

We buy their stuff built with cheap labor, they send us 5 million illegal aliens to put on welfare and the like.

Screw that. Build a wall.

But Britain? Let's make a deal.

Canada too.

Our trade deficit with Canada was $9 billion through the first 11 months of last year.

In 2015, we had a trade deficit with Canada of $15 billion.

Australia, too.

We actually had a trade surplus last year of $11.5 billion with Australia in the first 11 months of last year.

In 2015, we had a trade surplus with Australia of $14 billion.

Free trade within the Anglosphere makes sense because we share a common language, a common heritage, and a common set of Protestant values, which gives us capitalism, secularism, and democratic republics (in the case of England, a constitutional monarchy).

They also give us success.

Mexico and other Hispanic nations are stunted economically by socialism peppered with strongmen. The nationalization of industry is a deterrent to investment.

The leaders of Britain and the United States recognize this.

In a joint press conference at the White House, Mr Trump said: "Great days lie ahead for our two peoples and our two countries. "On behalf of our nation, I thank you for joining us here today as a really great honour."
Mrs May said: "Thank you for inviting me so soon after your inauguration and I'm delighted to be able to congratulate you on what was a stunning election victory.
"And, as you say, the invitation is an indication of the strength and importance of the special relationship that exists between our two countries, a relationship based on the bonds of history, of family, kinship and common interests.
Poverty in Mexico is not our problem. If Mexico wants to turn into a banana republic, that is Mexico's problem. 


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  1. Mexico runs on racialist feudalism. It is not America's job to correct the situation there, but it is undoubtedly immoral for us to help them keep that abhorrent system afloat.

    1. Amen. I always have wanted to barf or punch someone or both when I was told that our country needs to serve as a "safety valve" for Mexico.

  2. I've said for many years that if we closed the border with Mexico, they'd have a revolution. Now, I suspect it might be won by the narco-cartels.

  3. It's like some favorite vacation when you were a youngster.

    Every morning, you wake up wondering what cool new things will be happening today at Camp Trump.

    1. Tomorrow, Dave, we we will go skiing at Wisp, followed by a whole bunch of wings and some ice cream. OK with you?

    2. Y'know, if you lose the poles, you got hands free to take the wings and ice cream downslope with you.

    3. Dave, you're always thinkin. That's why I like you so much.

  4. Our trade deficit is 3 times what is reported since Mexico trades mainly in human trafficking and drugs which is not included in the deficit numbers and sucks money from our nation too theirs.

  5. Canada is a great neighbor, Mexico is the opposite. Mexico is like the neighbor who sneaks into your house using your unlocked back door to steal food from your kitchen, and then complains bitterly when you decide not only to keep your door locked, but to build a fence on your property to make it harder for him to take your stuff.

  6. The partido culture dominates Latin America 200 years after Spain was thrown out.

    Until that changes, these countries will always be failed states.

  7. In a very nasaly, whiney voice -

    "But, but, but Trump broke precedent! He is supposed to meet with Canada's Prime Minister first! He is truly stooped!"

  8. "Good fences make good neighbors." - Elric

  9. Happened because trade with Britain is a more level playing field. Workers make a hell of a lot more than $15 a day in Britain, and their enviro rules are much closer to ours than are Mexico's.