NAFTA No More: President Trump Announces United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

By Michelle Moons

“It’s a big day for trade, big day for our country, a lot of people though we’d never get here because we all negotiate tough. We do, so does Mexico,” said Trump.

Trump told reporters he wanted to do away with the name NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) in favor of a new trade deal, The United States México trade agreement. He said the name NAFTA has a bad connotation because the U.S. has been hurt badly by it. He called the new deal a really good deal for both countries, the U.S. and Mexico.

He added, “we’ll see if Canada can be part of deal.” President Trump spoke of possibly making a separate bilateral trade deal with Canada and that negotiations on that would start soon.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto joined the group by phone for the announcement.

In the room with Trump were U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso, and Mexico’s Economic Minister Ildefonso Guajardo. Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner.

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2 Responses to NAFTA No More: President Trump Announces United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

  1. Laura Espinosa August 28, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Would love to see the meat of this new “trade deal” and how the U.S. will benefit. If it is like NAFTA, it lacked environmental oversight so dirty chemicals in water, slave labor wages, deplorable working conditions. So let’s see it.


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