Trump Says He’ll Keep NAFTA After A Week of Trade Disputes
During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump campaigned heavily on the issue of trade, promising to scrap the NAFTA trade deal and bring back American jobs.
But this week, following phone calls with Canada and Mexico, the White House said Trump does not intend to withdraw from the trade agreement, at least not “at this time.”
The statement follows a turbulent week in trade, with the U.S. imposing a tariff on Canadian soft lumber and the president accusing Canada of hurting American dairy farmers with its policies. We discuss the tensions around trade with Shawn Donnan, the world trade editor for the Financial Times.