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Canada, Mexico shrug off Trump’s latest NAFTA threat

August 23, 2017 2:17 PM
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Trump’s suggestion that he will ‘probably’ terminate NAFTA fails to draw much response in partner nations

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s sudden threat to blow up NAFTA less than a week into its renegotiation isn’t drawing much of a response from the other North American countries, which are downplaying his remarks.

Canada and Mexico are saying it’s a predictable event in the course of a trade negotiation.

Adam Austen, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, says trade talks often have moments of heated rhetoric.

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says Trump’s move is no surprise.

The president has told a partisan crowd at a rally that he doubts a deal is possible and he will probably wind up terminating NAFTA at some point.


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