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

April FrancisSep 01, 2018

"There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal".

In a series of tweets on Saturday the president pointed out there is "no political necessity" to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. "If we don't make a fair deal for the USA after decades of abuse, Canada will be out.

If we don't make a fair deal for the USA after decades of abuse, Canada will be out", Trump said Saturday.

"Congress should not interfere w/ these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off", he added.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, Freeland said Canada and the USA were working hard to reach a compromise and that the two countries "now understand each other's position very well". They also announced that they would resume talks on Wednesday after four days of intense negotiations in Washington ended without a final agreement.

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.

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"Wow, I made OFF THE RECORD COMMENTS to Bloomberg concerning Canada, and this powerful understanding was BLATANTLY VIOLATED", Trump wrote on Twitter.

While the two sides failed to meet a deadline set by the White House, both United States and Canadian negotiators insisted that they were making progress.

"Remember, NAFTA was one of the WORST Trade Deals ever made".

"We will only sign a deal if it is a good deal for Canada", Trudeau said Friday, according to the Star.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks before signing an executive order on strengthening retirement security in America at Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, NC, U.S., August 31, 2018. "We make new deal or go back to pre-NAFTA!" it read.

The U.S. and Mexico negotiated a new pact to replace NAFTA, snubbing Canada in the process. Canada is the second-biggest trading partner of the US, and Mexico is the third.

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