Trump: Want Tariffs Raised, Canada? Re-Negotiate NAFTA! | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Trump: Want Tariffs Raised, Canada? Re-Negotiate NAFTA!

President Trump already said that there could be no exemptions to his steel and aluminum import tariffs, lest every country in the world come crawling after the exemption – but he said this week there might be a way for Canada and Mexico to get a special deal.

“Tariffs on steel and aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “We have large trade deficits with Mexico and Canada. NAFTA, which is under renegotiation right now, has been a bad deal for U.S.A. Massive relocation of companies & jobs. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed.

“Also,” he continued, “Canada must treat our farmers much better. Highly restrictive. Mexico must do much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S. They have not done what needs to be done. Millions of people addicted and dying.”

Trump’s negotiation olive branch to Canada comes after he proposed last week to institute new tariffs on incoming steel and aluminum in an overture to help protect American jobs. The president said he was looking at taxes of 25% on steel and 10% on imported aluminum.

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