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Congress Will Defy Trump If He Moves to Exit NAFTA: Senator Hatch

(Bob Bryan – Business Insider)

Sen. Orrin Hatch on Tuesday said Congress would likely override President Donald Trump if the president attempts to pull the US out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Hatch, a Republican who has called Trump “one of the best” presidents he has served under, said during a Chamber of Commerce talk on Tuesday that Congress would pass a “veto-proof” bill to keep the US in NAFTA if Trump decides to try and terminate the deal according to World Trade Online.

Hatch said Trump’s threat to pull the US out of the agreement was likely a negotiating tactic, but the threat was still worrying.

“He certainly knows how to negotiate, and that’s certainly part of his negotiating posture,” Hatch said. “But yeah, I’m concerned because we can’t afford to pull out of NAFTA.” Click here to read more.