Trump: Mexican, Canadian leaders called me to renegotiate NAFTA

Trump: Mexican, Canadian leaders called me to renegotiate NAFTA
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President Trump early Thursday said he agreed to try to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) instead of withdrawing from it after receiving calls from the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

"I received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate," the president tweeted.

"I agreed.....subject to the fact that if we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA. Relationships are good-deal very possible!"

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Trump agreed on Wednesday not to pull out of NAFTA "at this time" during phone calls with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, according to The White House.
Trump spoke with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to assure them that he would pursue a renegotiation of — and not tear up — the landmark trade pact between their three nations. 
 
“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,” according to a White House account of the calls. 
 
News of the calls came just hours after reports surfaced that his administration was considering an executive order announcing the president's intent to withdraw from NAFTA.
 
On the campaign trail, the president repeatedly bashed the trade agreement as a "disaster for our country."