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Trump’s Ignorance Means Canadians Should be Worried About NAFTA: Frum

Posted January 29, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Amanda Connolly — Global News)

The sheer ignorance of U.S. President Donald Trump when it comes to how free trade works between Canada, the United States and Mexico means Canadians have good cause to be worried about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

David Frum, the speechwriter for former president George W. Bush and author of the newly released book Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, told The West Block‘s Vassy Kapelos in an interview that when it comes to negotiations around NAFTA and fears over whether Trump will pull the plug on the 25-year-old agreement, Canadians are right to be worried.

“Canadians should be worried a lot about NAFTA because Donald Trump, he doesn’t understand what it does, he doesn’t understand why it’s important, he doesn’t understand why it’s important to American industries,” said Frum, who is now the senior editor of The Atlantic magazine. Click here to read more.