Trump: Mexico and Canada are ‘being very difficult’ in NAFTA renegotiations


President Trump said on Sunday that he may terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because Mexico and Canada are “being very difficult.”

“We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada.Both being very difficult, may have to terminate?” Trump said. 

{mosads}Renegotiations between the three nations on the trade deal began this month.

In July, the Trump administration outlined its goals, saying reducing trade deficits were a top priority.

“Too many Americans have been hurt by closed factories, exported jobs and broken political promises,” U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer said in a statement. “Under President Trump’s leadership, USTR will negotiate a fair deal.”

During his rally in Phoenix last week, Trump said the U.S. will “end up probably terminating” NAFTA “at some point.”

“Personally, I don’t think we can make a deal because we have been so badly taken advantage of,” Trump said.

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