Washington – Donald Trump has warned Congress not to interfere in NAFTA negotiations with Canada.
Or else he warns he’ll cancel NAFTA. He claims that Canada has abused the US for decades.
In his usual morning Tweeter barrage, Trump warned: “There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal.”
“If we don’t make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out. Congress should not interfere w/ these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off…”
Many in Congress would like to see a trilateral deal between the US, Canada and Mexico. Canada is a bigger trading partner that Mexico.
But the US shafted Canada by making a deal with Mexico and then giving Canada just three days to sign on. On Friday though, talks were adjourned and are to resume on Wednesday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said Canada will not just sign any deal.
Canadian dairy industry and mechanisms for dispute resolution remain sticking points.
Trump continued to vent on Saturday morning even as the nation said goodbye to Sen. John McCain.
On Twitter, Trump warned:
….Remember, NAFTA was one of the WORST Trade Deals ever made. The U.S. lost thousands of businesses and millions of jobs. We were far better off before NAFTA – should never have been signed. Even the Vat Tax was not accounted for. We make new deal or go back to pre-NAFTA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2018