Published: Mon, September 03, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Trump Peeved After His Off-the-Record Comments Leak

Trump Peeved After His Off-the-Record Comments Leak

"We were far better off before NAFTA - should never have been signed. we make new deal or go back to pre-NAFTA!", he wrote.

Aside from the procedural questions, including a six-month notice requirement, Trump would also certainly face a backlash from members of Congress, state governors and US business leaders whose constituencies and companies would pay an economic price if Canada - America's largest goods export market in 2017 - were left out.

A tentative U.S. -Mexico agreement was announced Monday, when Mr. Trump first said he was prepared to move forward without Canada. "Congress should not interfere with these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off", the tweet read.

"We are replacing NAFTA with a lovely, brand new US-Mexico trade deal", Mr Trump told a crowd in IN last night.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that while his federation is anxious to have NAFTA reworked - calling the 1994 agreement "devastating" to American workers - any deal that only includes the US and Mexico is unfeasible.


"It's pretty hard to see how that would work without having Canada in the deal", Trump said.

Trump previously set a deadline for Friday to reach the trilateral deal.

The most striking example involves one of the biggest investments Canadians make - buying a vehicle.

"With goodwill and flexibility on all sides we can get there", she said.

The agreement also would boost wages for Mexican workers, keep agricultural products tariff-free, increase environmental standards in Mexico and overhaul rules for copyright and trade dispute resolutions. Another key issue is US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, though it's unclear whether relief from those will be included.


Even when Wallace framed the question as a choice to derail things like NAFTA renegotiation or trade deals, Trumka still said that it "probably will be Democrats" that the unions support in November. "These are deals which have been reworked to the advantage of the United States, but there are no more such renegotiations planned. this NAFTA negotiation is special - it's the last in the renegotiations that he wanted to undertake".

"The negotiations between the United States and Canada are ongoing". The letter starts a 90-day process for reworking the trade deal ahead of a transition of presidential power in Mexico, as Trump seeks to fulfill a key campaign promise to revamp NAFTA ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

After securing the agreement with Mexico on its terms, the U.S. piled on the pressure on Canada with its specific demands. "We're not there yet", Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland told reporters.

A short time later, he added: "The Worker in America is doing better than ever before". The U.S. lost thousands of businesses and millions of jobs. The president has imposed wide-ranging tariffs that, he argues, will help protect American workers and force USA trading partners to stop exploiting trade deals that are unfair to the United States.

Trump has repeatedly criticized Canada's dairy industry and has used the threat of tariffs on Canada's auto production to push for concessions.


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