Trump hails new trade deal and his own negotiating tactics

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Monday celebrated his administration’s renegotiation of NAFTA, calling the new deal with Canada and Mexico “historic news” that will be a boon for the US economy.

The President attributed the successful renegotiation, which marked the fulfillment of a key campaign promise, to his hard-nosed negotiating tactics and his willingness to impose new tariffs. Reveling in his victory, Trump made clear he will continue to draw from the same playbook — one that has made Wall Street and top Republicans in Congress queasy — as he looks to renegotiate trade deals with other countries.
“Without tariffs, we wouldn’t be talking about a deal,” Trump said. “Just for those babies out there that talk about tariffs — that includes Congress, ‘Please don’t charge tariffs’ — without tariffs, we wouldn’t be standing here.”

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