Mexico Refuses To Negotiate NAFTA Over Twitter

Mexico is offering help for a post Harvey Houston but many are wondering if President Trump will accept the aid

The Mexican government maintained they will never pay for President Trump's border wall, but would offer aid and assistance for Hurricane Harvey in Texas. In a string of tweets, Mr. Trump said Mexico and Canada are "being very difficult" in the NAFTA renegotiation process and said the U.S.

The first round of NAFTA negotiations lasted five days. "I have been talking about it for a two-year period", Trump told Peña, according to a transcript of the conversation that was leaked to the Washington Post earlier this month.

Mr. Trudeau had recalled that he himself had had with Donald Trump conversations where the latter had threatened to torpedo the agreement.

NAFTA is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico and the U.S. to create a trilateral trade bloc in North America. At times his aides suggested Mexico would pay for it through new tariffs or with a tax on remittances sent back to Mexico.

As a candidate, Trump pushed for a physical barrier across the entire U.S. -Mexico border.

Trump also used Twitter on Sunday to press the need for his promised wall on the USA southern border.

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Trump was at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

That's because the Mexican government made the offer even though President Donald Trump used the weekend to continue to insist he'd find a way to force Mexico to pay for a wall along the Southern border, something the country has no intention of doing.

A US withdrawal from NAFTA or a serious restructuring of the deal would have significant business and immigration consequences, though observers cautioned that Trump's remarks might not have too much bearing on the eventual outcome of the talks.

But while Texas and Louisiana suffered Harvey's destruction, Mr Trump tweeted to assert Mexico would pay for his promised border wall, before going onto attack the NAFTA trade deal.

"As we work with the Mexicans in other policies and trade policies and such, we'll determine ways for us to make that right", he said.

During his election campaign, Trump bragged that he is considered the "Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters", adding that if one of his detractors says something bad about him, "bing bing bing - I say something really bad about them". "The wall is needed from the standpoint of security, the wall is needed from the standpoint of drug - tremendous, the drug scourge", he said. "Only with a base of principles of shared responsibility, working as a team and mutual confidence, will we be able to meet this challenge".

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