Trump, Trudeau meet amid trade dispute
■ The US President has threatened to withdraw from North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if he can’t negotiate a better agreement with its two neighbours Canada and Mexico over trade disputes
PRESIDENT Donald Trump remained non-committal about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Thursday as he welcomed Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to the White House amid simmering disputes over trade between the two North American neighbours.
Trudeau joined Trump in the Oval Office at the start of a new round of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement, which the US President has threatened to withdraw from if he can’t negotiate a better agreement with Canada and Mexico.
“We’re negotiating a NAFTA deal. It’s time after all of these years and we’ll see what happens. It’s possible we won’t be able to make a deal and it’s possible that we will,” Trump said, noting the close relations between the two countries and leaders.
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau to the White House in Washington, on Wednesday.