April 27, 2017 2:20pm
Justin Trudeau told U.S. President Donald Trump that a withdrawal from NAFTA would lead to job losses and economic pain on both sides of the border, the prime minister said today in recounting his Wednesday telephone conversation.
“I highlighted that, quite frankly, whether or not there was a better deal to come, there were an awful lot of jobs, an awful lot of industries right now that have been developed under the NAFTA context,” Trudeau told reporters earlier today in Gray, Sask.:
“We agreed that we could sit down and get to work on looking at ways to improve NAFTA, as it’s been improved before.”
— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) April 27, 2017
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Trump said today he was prepared to move forward on extracting the U.S. from the North America Free Trade Agreement, but agreed to negotiation after talking to both Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. From C-SPAN:
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 27, 2017