Friday, 12 January 2018 11:08

Trump open to extending NAFTA talks deadline



A string of calming comments from U.S. President Donald Trump about NAFTA has supportors of the agreement breathing a little easier now that he appears to be softening his stance. Some of the comments made to the Wall Street Journal include: "We're moving along nicely," "There's no rush," "I'm leaving it a little flexible," "We have a chance of making a reasonable deal," "We've made a lot of headway." Trump said the benefits of a new NAFTA would pay for his proposed border wall with Mexico, while expressing understanding that it's tough for Mexico to negotiate during its election. Although he continues to repeat his threat to cancel the agreement if he can't get a better deal. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said at a Liberal cabinet retreat in London, Ont., that Trump's newfound patience on NAFTA re-negotiations is "sensible" and "constructive."



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