Volume 53, September/October 2018, Number 5 · pp. 291-292
Letter from America
NAFTA on the Brink
During the last presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly attacked the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), labeling it "the worst trade deal ever" and promising to renegotiate the pact should he be elected. Although presidents do not always follow through on their campaign rhetoric, Trump's aggressive and uncompromising approach to international trade was one of the few policy areas in which he held deep-seated preferences. Thus there was reason to believe that this would be a top priority for the administration.
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