The United States has reached an agreement with Mexico to enter a new trade deal.   

POTUS expanded on his morning tweet about a deal with Mexico and announced from the Oval Office that the United States has reached an agreement with Mexico to enter new trade deal.   POTUS called it The United States México trade agreement.  POTUS said he wanted to get rid of the name NAFTA. Said had bad connotations.  “It’s a big day for trade. It’s a big day for our country.” 

POTUS said “we’ll see if Canada can be part of the deal. Said possibly do a separate deal but that negotiations with Canada will start soon. 

(Pls check quotes with transcript)  

In Oval Office included Kushner, Kelly, Lighthizer, Mexico Foreign minister. Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo 

Mexico president Pena Nieto joined by phone. 

More to come. Still ongoing. 

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