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NAFTA on Ropes Again After Trump Tweets

President continues to threaten end of trade deal in tweets.

by on Apr.03, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, talks with Canada's Chrystia Freelander and Mexico's Ildefonso Guajardo, both right.

Even more than some relief on fuel-economy standards, carmakers have said over and over again they want to settle the issues around the North American Free Trade Agreement.

However, President Donald Trump threatened to discard the agreement in a series of Easter weekend tweets in which he accused Mexico of doing “very little” to stop the flow of people across the U.S. border. He also renewed his attack on U.S. immigration policies, including DACA, the program that would allow immigrants brought to the U.S. as children an opportunity to become U.S. citizens.

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Trump once again demanded the Mexico pay for the border wall that Republican led Congress declined of fund in full and threatened to target the North American Free Trade Agreement in retaliation for Mexico’s failure to stop migrants from Central America to the Southern of the United States. (more…)