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Trump to 'tweak' trade with Canada

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:19

In a joint conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump says the United States will be ''tweaking'' its trade relationship with Canada. Fred Katayama reports.

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President Donald Trump met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and said he'll be "tweaking" trade relationship between the two countries. At a joint news conference, Trump once again pledged to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement - which links the economies of the United States, Mexico, and Canada - to make it more favorable to Americans. He added his biggest concern with NAFTA is the U.S. trade relationship with Mexico, which he has frequently accused of stealing American jobs. U.S. Bank senior portfolio manager Eric Wiegand: SOUNDBITE: ERIC WIEGAND, SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER, U.S. BANK, (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Still harsh tone towards, you know, Mexico. You know, that rhetoric hasn't abided at all yet. But we have seen, particularly with regard to China, Japan, and now Canada a little bit of a lessening of severity in the tone." Trudeau, on the other hand, said he expected each country to always remain each other's most essential partner. Canada sends 75 percent of its exports to the United States.

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Trump to 'tweak' trade with Canada

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:19