President Donald Trump was all set to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but was talked out of it at the last minute.
"I was all set to terminate," Trump said in an interview. "I looked forward to terminating. I was going to do it."
His comments were reported by The Washington Post.
Trump said he changed his mind after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called him.
"I like both of these gentlemen very much," Trump said. "They said rather than terminating NAFTA could you please renegotiate. I said I will hold on the termination. Let's see if we can make it a fair deal because NAFTA has been a horrible deal for the United States.
"It's been very good for Canada. It's been very good for Mexico.
"So, they asked me to renegotiate (and) I will. I think we'll be successful in the renegotiation, which frankly would be good because it will be simpler. We have to make a deal that's fair for the United State. They understand that.
"Now, if I'm unable to make a fair deal for the United States, meaning a fair deal for our workers and our companies, I will terminate NAFTA."
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