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Trump has call with Trudeau and Mexican President, agrees not to terminate NAFTA... yet

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Daily Hive Staff Apr 27, 2017 1:01 am 2,030

Trump has claimed he’s wanted to terminate NAFTA for years now.

The international trade agreement is, according to him, “a disaster.”

But despite a lot of recent rhetoric on the issues he specifically has with Canada-US trade relations, the President spoke with both Prime Minister Trudeau and President Peña Nieto of Mexico late yesterday afternoon and “agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time.”

It is not clear whether he spoke with the two leaders in separate calls or together. Trump tweeted this early this morning :

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According to a release from the White House, the three leaders have agreed to a renegotiation rather than a termination at this time with Trump adding:

It is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation. It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better.

Rumours have been swirling that Trump is considering issuing an Executive Order to terminate NAFTA.

You can read the White House’s full statement on the calls below:

Late this afternoon, President Donald J. Trump spoke with both President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada. Both conversations were pleasant and productive. President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation of the NAFTA deal to the benefit of all three countries. President Trump said, “it is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation. It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better.”


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