Trump Will Consider Removing Steel and Aluminum Tariffs With 'New & Fair' NAFTA Agreement

| MAR 5, 2018 | 1:25 PM

On Monday, President Donald Trump indicated that he would consider lifting his newly announced steel and aluminum tariffs if the United States reached a “new & fair” compromise on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

Trump blamed Canada for the way it treated American farmers and called on Mexico to block drugs flowing across the southern border.

“Millions of people addicted and dying,” Trump said, likely referring to the opioid crisis.

Trump's tweets came amid signs that the United States might enter several trade wars as nations retaliated against his steel and aluminum tariffs.

“We are not going to sit on our hands while our industry is at risk of being hit with unfair measures,” a European Commission spokesman reportedly said.

But Trump seemed unafraid last week and on Monday, as he continually defended his decision to protect the United States from unfair trade deals:

“Trade wars are good, and easy to win,” he declared last week.