Apparently Justin Trudeau Saved NAFTA Last Night

Posted: Apr 27, 2017 3:10 PM

Last night, the White House announced that President Trump was willing to renegotiate, rather than terminate, NAFTA. This was a departure from Trump's earlier promises to pull the United States out of NAFTA entirely. In a phone call Wednesday, Trump told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto that the United States was not going to withdraw from the agreement.

Apparently, this change of heart came from none other than Trudeau. The Canadian PM said on Thursday that he explained that withdrawing from NAFTA could have serious consequences, and Trump agreed to reconsider.

Also on Thursday, Trump said that he "likes" both Trudeau and Nieto, and thus agreed to sit down and renegotiate.