That didn’t take long. Less than a week after the first meetings between Canada, the US and Mexico to renegotiate NAFTA, President Donald Trump poured cold water on the process, telling a rally in Phoenix last night, he’s not optimistic the US will stay much longer with the 2 decades old agreement. Soon after Trump made the comment last night, Mexico’s foreign minister shrugged it off as a leverage play. Many insiders say they expect the president to keep making threats as a way of trying to gain the upper hand at the talks. Even our foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters a week ago, her team is ready for some drama.
An international law professor in the US says any attempt by the President to tear up NAFTA would very likely wind up in court. He added the US constitution makes it very clear, that only the US Congress has power over international trade and commerce.