President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged today to improve relations under the North American Free Trade Agreement, but stressed they were mostly satisfied with the status quo.
“We have a very outstanding trade relationship with Canada,” Trump said, standing next to Trudeau at a news conference in the East Room of the White House. “We’ll be tweaking it. We’ll be doing certain things that are going to benefit both our countries.”
Trump said there will be a prolonged process to bring the U.S. and Canada closer together, when it comes to trade. Millions of jobs on both sides of the border are dependent on commerce between the two nations, he stressed. In the past, Trump has pledged to renegotiate or end NAFTA, which he has called “the worst trade deal in history.” Trump today indicated most of his displeasure is with Mexico, the third partner in the 22-year old trade deal.