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By Veronique de Rugy

After spending months complaining about the disparity between the United States and other nations’ duties, along with the unfair treatment of U.S. exporters, Pres. Trump is once again threatening to pull the plug on one of the best tariff-equalizing deals ever made: the North American Free Trade Agreement. As always, his allies argue that this is a brilliant negotiating strategy to force the Democrats to adopt his new NAFTA. I don’t know if that strategy will succeed, but it’s incredibly inconsistent with his stated goal of wanting lower and reciprocal tariffs on U.S. exports.

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