NAFTA: Trump has ‘feeling we are going to make a deal’

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump talked up the prospects Thursday of successfully renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, confirming Canada and Mexico would be exempted from new US tariffs under a reworked accord.

“I have a feeling we’re going to make a deal on NAFTA,” Trump said before signing the sweeping program of tariffs on imports on aluminum and steel.

“I said it for a long time: Make a deal or we terminate, and if we do (make a deal), there’s no tariffs on Canada, there’s no tariffs on Mexico.”