Trump open to removing steel tariffs if he gets his way on NAFTA

U.S. President Donald Trump says he’ll only exempt Canada from the tariffs he has been threatening to impose on steel and aluminum imports if a “new and fair” North American Free Trade Agreement is signed.

Calling the trade pact a “disaster” that has pulled factories and jobs from the U.S., Trump said the new tariffs would only be dropped as part of a successful renegotiation of NAFTA. He called it disgraceful that past presidents have not addressed trade issues that have cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars through a “very bad deal” with Canada and Mexico.