- President Trump said Sunday that Canada and Mexico are being ‘very difficult’ as the three countries re-negotiate NAFTA
- Trump threatened once again to terminate the deal, which he said cost hundreds of thousands of U.S. factory jobs
- The U.S., Mexico and Canada began formal negotiations earlier this month to rework the 23-year-old trade pact
President Donald Trump is accusing Canada and Mexico of being ‘very difficult’ at the negotiating table over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and threatening anew to terminate the deal.
‘We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada.Both being very difficult,may have to terminate?’ Trump tweeted Sunday morning.
The tweet echoed comments he made while campaigning in Phoenix last week, as he said told the crowd he would ‘end up probably terminating NAFTA ‘at some point.’
President Trump again suggested he would pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, blasting Mexico and Canada for being ‘very difficult’ at the negotiating table
The U.S., Mexico and Canada began formal negotiations earlier this month to rework the 23-year-old trade pact that Trump blames for hundreds of thousands of lost U.S. factory jobs.
The trade agreement was signed by former President Bill Clinton, the husband of Trump’s political rival Hillary Clinton, who he beat in the November presidential election last year.
Trump is also taking to Twitter to press the need for his promised southern border wall.
‘With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL,’ Trump wrote.
He also tweeted that Mexico will pay for it ‘through reimbursement/other.’
Mexico has repeatedly said there’s no chance of that happening.
In the meantime, the tab will be paid by the American taxpayer, with Trump trying to get funding for his campaign pledge in the budget Congress must pass before the end of next month.
In Phoenix, Trump blasted the Democrats for saying that they wouldn’t fund his wall.
He also said he’d be OK with shutting down the government if he doesn’t get those funds.
‘But believe me, if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,’ Trump told supporters. ‘Let me be very clear to Democrats in Congress who oppose a border wall and stand in the way of border security: You are putting all of America’s safety at risk,’ Trump said. ‘You’re doing that. You’re doing that.’