During the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump criticized NAFTA and vowed to pull the United States out of it as part of his “America First” plans for a Trump administration. Now, it seems he’s keeping his word as it’s being reported that President Trump will be signing an executive order doing just that. This would be the second trade agreement he pulls the United States out of after doing the same with TPP, which he also heavily criticized during the campaign trail.
The North American Free Trade agreement was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994. Recently, while speaking in Wisconsin, President Trump commented that NAFTA is “very, very bad for our workers, and we’re going to make some very big changes or we are going to get rid of NAFTA once and for all.”
He called NAFTA a “job killer,” and Politico is reporting that White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and head of the National Trade Council Peter Navarro both drafted the bill, which has reportedly been submitted for final review and may be signed in the following days.