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Trump Promises ‘pleasant surprises’ on NAFTA at White House Meeting

Posted April 12, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Jordan Fabian – The Hill)

President Trump told a group of business executives Tuesday that he will have “pleasant surprises” on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“We’ll have some very pleasant surprises for you on NAFTA,” he said during a meeting with CEOs at the White House.

Trump reiterated his campaign trail refrain that the trade deal in its present form is a “disaster.”

The president’s statement did little to clear up the conflicting signals coming from his administration over how far he plans to go in overhauling the sweeping trade pact with Canada and Mexico.

The White House has distanced itself from a draft memo circulated to lawmakers by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office late last month suggesting Trump would seek more modest changes. Click here to read more.