Perdue Convinces Trump Not to Terminate NAFTA

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trumpThe new secretary of agriculture played a big part in convincing President Trump to not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. He had a little help from the secretary of commerce in doing so. Daily Caller Dot Com reports that just days after taking office, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue persuaded the president to change his mind after reports surfaced that an Executive Order was being prepared to withdraw the country from NAFTA. Perdue, with help from Secretary Ross, showed Trump a map of the many different regions that would be hit hard if America withdrew from NAFTA. Many of those areas included rural parts of the country that voted overwhelmingly to help get Trump elected president last year. During a recent speech in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Trump said, “NAFTA has been very, very bad for our country.” As recent as this week, he ramped up the anti-NAFTA rhetoric, saying, “I was all set to terminate as of Thursday.” Sources say he changed his mind shortly after looking at the map. After speaking with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, Trump announced the United States will renegotiate the agreement rather than leave it entirely.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he spoke with President Trump about the importance of NAFTA to agriculture…

President Trump said Thursday that a discussion with leaders from both Mexico and Canada prompted him to reconsider the termination of NAFTA, and opt to attempt renegotiation. Secretary Perdue says Trump also understood agriculture’s concern…

Perdue says he was glad to have the opportunity to step up to the plate for agriculture…

Perdue will be meeting with farm broadcasters from across the country Tuesday in Washington D.C. during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual Washington Watch.

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