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Trump Says U.S. Negotiators Must “Get Tougher” to Win a Better Deal

Posted October 26, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

President Trump on Wednesday said U.S. NAFTA negotiators have to “get tougher” in their dealings with Canada and Mexico, reiterating his belief that the deal has to be terminated to ensure a better one while insisting the chances of a resolution are “good.”

In an interview on Fox News’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Trump delivered extended remarks on NAFTA and the World Trade Organization, bemoaning unnamed critics of his approach who he says do not want a better NAFTA.

The U.S., Trump said, has to “get back a lot” in a NAFTA 2.0, a day after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC the U.S. is “not in a position to offer anything in return” in the talks. Click here to watch the video.

Related: Wilbur Ross Talks Tax Reform and NAFTA (CNBC)