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President Trump hints at NAFTA withdrawal, says Mexico will pay for wall

30 August 2017

- Trump threatens to scrap NAFTA agreement again.

The US, Mexico and Canada have begun formal negotiations to rework the 23-year-old trade deal that Trump blames for hundreds of thousands of lost US factory jobs.

Over the weekend, Donald Trump, who continues to insist that Americans pay for a giant wall along the U.S./Mexico border, said that the Mexican government will eventually "reimburse" us for the cost of the project.

Trump tells supporters in Phoenix US that he might terminate the NAFTA treaty with Mexico and Canada to jumpstart
Trump tells supporters in Phoenix US that he might terminate the NAFTA treaty with Mexico and Canada to jumpstart negotiations

The president did not specify how he would compel Mexico to pay for the project, but said it "may be through reimbursement".

Trump also demanded that Mexico pay for his border wall "through reimbursement/other", signalled a visit to Missouri created to pressure a Democratic senator, and praised a book by a controversial law enforcement official.

CANADA - The acting Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance suggests there is a great deal of incentive to bring the renegotiation of NAFTA to a quick and successful conclusion, according to Bruce Cochrane. On Sunday, as heartbreaking images of flooded homes and streets circulated online and we learned that the death count rose to five, Trump tweeted about the wall and Mexico.

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Asked about Mexico paying for the wall, Bossert said the initial effort is on getting an appropriation to build the barrier.

Later, Trump reiterated his position that Mexico should ultimately pay for the border wall, even if Congress provides the initial funding and the United States is later reimbursed. Trump said that he will visit the Springfield to gather support for his tax reforms and confidently stated that the Republicans will win the Senate.

In 2005, Mexican troops marched across the USA and Mexico border to head to San Antonio for the first time since 1836, when the infamous massacre of the Alamo took place.

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'But believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall, ' Trump told supporters. "Mexico will pay for it through a refund or otherwise", Trump tweeted.

Mexico has refused point blank to pay for a wall.

He went on to add that "I personally don't think you can make a deal without a termination but we're going to see what happens, OK?" Mexico fired back at the U.S. President's tweets with a strongly worded response where they claimed that NAFTA would not be negotiated over social media, Breitbart Texas reported. "And that's another reason we need it", he said.

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President Trump hints at NAFTA withdrawal, says Mexico will pay for wall