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Trump reiterates 'America first' policy

Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 02:21

U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated the need to push his 'America first' agenda and his aggressive stance on the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in his weekly address. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated the need to push his 'America first' agenda and his aggressive stance on the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in his pre-recorded weekly address that was published by the White House online on Friday (July 7). "The era of economic surrender is over - and a new national pride is sweeping across our land. You see it, I see it, we all see it," Trump said in the five minute long clip. Trump said he was pursuing a "total renegotiation" of the NAFTA pact which underpins more than $1 trillion worth of trilateral trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada. Trump has threatened to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican goods to protect U.S. industry, and to pull out of NAFTA altogether if he cannot rework it in the United States' favor. However, especially since Trump stepped back from initiating the process of withdrawal in April, Mexican officials say business leaders from the NAFTA nations have increasingly coalesced around a shared desire to keep the agreement alive.

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Trump reiterates 'America first' policy

Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 02:21