UPDATED 12:41 PM PT — Tues. June 5, 2018
The White House recently confirmed President Trump is considering separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico rather than a new NAFTA deal.
In an interview Tuesday, Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said the president was contemplating separate bilateral discussions.
Kudlow said President Trump’s preference now, “is to actually negotiate with Mexico and Canada separately.”
This comes after the president floated the idea while speaking to reporters after his meeting with North Korea’s vice chairman last week.
The White House imposed steel and aluminum tariffs against Mexico and Canada last week, citing the delayed NAFTA negotiations as reason for the decision.