January 11, 2018 / 9:56 PM / 9 months ago

Trump says will be 'flexible' on NAFTA ahead of Mexico's election - WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would be “a little bit flexible” on his threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement because Mexico is facing a presidential election later this year.

“I understand that a lot of things are hard to negotiate prior to an election,” Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Trump also said Mexico can pay for a border wall between the two countries “indirectly” through changes to the trade deal.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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