Trump Says ‘Canada Will Be Out’ Without ‘Fair Deal’ on Nafta

Trump Says ‘Canada Will Be Out’ Without ‘Fair Deal’ on Nafta

Trump Says ‘Canada Will Be Out’ Without ‘Fair Deal’ on Nafta

President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed again that Canada has benefitted from unfair trade deals with the United States - a day after candid remarks about his "insulting" posture toward America's ally ignited a firestorm of controversy.

Trump contends in the Saturday morning tweet that there is "no political necessity" to include Canada in a deal, after the US and Mexico reached an agreement on Monday.

Economist Ben Stein discusses the trade talks between the US and Canada. "If we don't make a fair deal for the USA after decades of abuse, Canada will be out".

In June, Trump originally indicated he would agree to sign the G7 joint communique, but blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "weak" in an attack tweet after he left.

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Free Trade deal, a predecessor to NAFTA, after similarly hard bargaining.

"Congress should not interfere [with] these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely [and] we will be far better off".

In his final tweet about NAFTA on Saturday, Trump reiterated that NAFTA was "one of the worst trade deals ever made", adding that "we were better off before NAFTA - should never have been signed!" Talks will resume next week.

Trudeau on Friday did not say if Trump's comments would impact negotiations between the US and Canada, which will resume next week, but said his country would pursue a path that was a "win-win-win on all sides". The deal would then not be a reworked version of NAFTA, but a bilateral U.S. -Mexico trade deal.

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The president also called the current trade agreement 'one of the worst deals ever made, ' and also threatened to axe the deal if Congress interferes with trade negotiations.

The U.S. and Mexico negotiated a new pact to replace NAFTA, snubbing Canada in the process.

"As we've said all week, we're working toward a modernized NAFTA, a modernized NAFTA that will be good for Canada and the middle class", said Cameron Ahmad.

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