Report: Trump Won’t Compromise With Canada in NAFTA Deal

Report: Trump Won't Compromise With Canada in NAFTA Deal

The Toronto Star reports that President Donald Trump has said privately that he won’t make compromises with Canada in high-stakes talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.


The report appeared to raise doubt about whether the two countries can reach a deal soon to keep Canada in the trading bloc.


The Star obtained the comments from a Trump interview with Bloomberg News. Trump wanted the comments to remain private because otherwise “it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal.”


Trump added that any deal to include Canada would be “totally on our terms,” according to the report.


In response, Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, said only, “The Canadian and American negotiators continue to work on reaching a win-win deal that benefits both countries.”


Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters about the talks, “We aren’t there yet.”



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