As a result of President Trump's argument that US is a net loser in US/Canada trade, Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that the latest round of NAFTA negotiations are likely to be frustrating for Canadian and Mexican negotiators. Trump's remarks, which are in conflict with US government statistics that show the US actually has a trade surplus with Canada, are designed to retain support with the president's electoral base, Farnsworth said. Link to report
President Trump's news conference with the Australian Prime Minister showed that the administration is still struggling to craft a policy response to the latest school shootings in Florida more than a week earlier, said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington. Link to report
“Make no mistake about it — Medicaid expansion is closer to happening in Virginia in the first four months of Northam’s governorship than during the four years of McAuliffe’s time as governor,” said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington. Link to report
“I will be surprised if Dominion ends up with a genuinely unfavorable outcome from this legislature,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “Dominion might not get everything they might want, or would have gotten a year or two ago, but we’re at least a few sessions away from a truly anti-Dominion legislative majority.” Link to report
“It seems to be that not legislating [on immigration] energizes the extremists on both sides,” says Steve Farnsworth, a political science professor at Mary Washington University in Virginia.