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Trump Says Nafta Deal May Come ‘Fairly Soon’ But U.S. in No Rush

  • President has told U.S. officials not to rush the talks
  • Optimism had been building for provisional deal next week

President Donald Trump said the U.S. may reach a deal soon on a revamped Nafta while playing down expectations the announcement will come next week at a regional summit in Peru.

“We’re working very hard on Nafta with Mexico and Canada. We’ll have something, I think, fairly soon,” Trump said Thursday at an event in West Virginia. But in response to reports the U.S., Canada and Mexico may announce a deal in principle next week at the Summit of the Americas in Peru, the president said he’s told his staff to “take it nice and easy” rather than rushing the talks.