Trump says Canada and Mexico being too hard in NAFTA renegotiations

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Just a week into the initial round of renegotiation of NAFTA, President Donald Trump threatened to walk away from the treaty entirely if demands from the White House are not met.

President Trump said on Sunday that he may terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because Mexico and Canada are "being very hard".

After taking a heap of criticism Sunday morning for losing focus on his Hurricane Harvey PR mission, Trump got right back on task for a hot second, tweeting exclamation-pointed streams of consciousness about the storm. He says in the last five years Mexico has doubled its import of gas and diesel from the United States and adding new trade regulations could slow down those agreements.

During his campaign-style speech in Arizona, the President said that he doubted the USA could renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada and ultimately terminating the agreement would be a likely outcome.

"We haven't done it; it's time for Congress to act", he said, voicing his support for a government shutdown if money for the wall isn't added to the next funding bill.

Nafta has been a target for Trump since the presidential campaign.

He later wrote, "With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL".

"If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall", he said.

During his rally in Phoenix last week, Trump said the US will "end up probably terminating" NAFTA "at some point".

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