Skip to comments.Trump's Wish List for NAFTA Set to Come Today
Posted on 07/17/2017 1:53:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
President Trump hates America's trade deals. But he hasn't said what better deals would look like, or how he'll bring jobs back from Mexico.
That should change on Monday. Trump's U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, is expected to publish a list of goals for the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA, the free trade agreement among Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Trump made NAFTA his No. 1 trade target during his campaign for the White House.
"NAFTA is the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly ever signed in this country," he said during the first presidential debate in September.
The president blames NAFTA for the loss of millions of jobs to Mexico, even though nonpartisan congressional research found that NAFTA had only a modest impact on the U.S. economy and didn't cause an exodus of jobs.
Still, Trump credits the criticism of NAFTA in part for his victory, and renegotiating it is central to his pledge to bring jobs back.
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I’m curious to see what this list will look like. Mexico seems like the real target here; I’m still trying to figure out what changes he’d like in terms of U.S. trade with Canada.
No blatant bias in that story.
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