Donald Trump warned Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the U.S. would only accept a “fair deal” concerning NAFTA or no deal would be made.
Trump said about the North American Free Trade Agreement, "The United States has been taken advantage of for many decades on trade. Those days are over."
He went on to say, "Earlier today, this message was conveyed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada: The United State will agree to a fair deal, or there will be no deal at all."
The Hill reports that Trudeau cancelled a trip to Washington to finalize a new NAFTA deal after Vice President Mike Pence demanded any deal expire after five years.
Trump has often said that he would withdraw from NAFTA unless it was renegotiated to better serve the U.S.
On Thursday, President Trump moved ahead with imposing tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the EU on steel and aluminum.
A move that caused the three to retaliate immediately with plans for their own tariffs against U.S. products.