Whether it’s unfair Chinese trade practices, the North American Free Trade Agreement he’s dubbed a “disaster” or Iran’s destabilizing actions, Trump has kept up much of his bold campaign rhetoric.
But when it comes to follow through
, at least in his first 100 days in office Trump has come up short on the bite, failing to deliver on his toughest campaign promises.
After months of railing against NAFTA, some of Trump’s top aides signaled Wednesday he might withdraw from the deal altogether in the coming days.
By Wednesday night, Trump had talked to the fretful leaders of Canada and Mexico and stood down on the possibility, deciding against pulling the US from the trade deal altogether.
“I received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “I agreed subject to the fact that if we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA.”