Trump on the Possibility of Trade War: ‘I Don’t Think So’

Washington Free Beacon | 3/5/2018 | Conor Beck
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BY: Conor Beck

President Donald Trump defended his proposed steel tariffs at the White House Monday, saying he doesn't anticipate a trade war.

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The topic came up during an appearance with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

Following a working lunch with Netanyahu, Trump answered a handful of questions from reporters about his positions on border security and pertinent trade issues.

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"No, we're not backing down," Trump told a reporter in the distance. "Mexico is is–we've had a very bad deal with Mexico. Very bad deal with Canada. It's called NAFTA," Trump said of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

He then lamented jobs leaving the country and said he's been working to renegotiate the trade deal.

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"And if we don't make a deal, I'll terminate NAFTA," Trump said.

The president said if he does make a deal, the plight of American steelworkers needs to be addressed.

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"Our country on trade has been ripped off by virtually every country in the world, whether it's friend or enemy–everybody,"...
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