WATCH – Trump: North American Trade = US + Canada
Repeats Major Changes He Wants With Mexico
For all of his complaints about NAFTA, on the campaign trail and since taking office, President Donald Trump made clear yesterday that his trade grievances are with Mexico and not with Canada. When it comes to promoting trade and creating jobs, Trump is willing to make common cause with Canada but not with Mexico,
At a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump stated that “having more jobs and trade right here in North America is better for both the United States and is also much better for Canada.”
Trump vowed to “tweak” the US trade deal with Canada, but he has a different fate in mind for the Mexicans. “On the southern border, for many, many years, the transaction was not fair to the United States,” Trump said. “It was an extremely unfair transaction. We’re going to work with Mexico, we’re going to make it a fair deal for both parties.”
Trudeau, for his part, emphasized the intimacy of the US-Canada relationship, on different levels. “Canadians and Americans alike share a common history as well as people-to-people ties that make us completely and totally integrated,” he said. “Our workers are connected by trade, transportation, and crossborder commerce.”
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