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Trump Wants Better WTO Treatment, Adviser Hits Back at Critics

  • Report earlier Friday said president wants to leave trade body
  • Navarro says corporate tariff critics use ‘smoke and mirrors’
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Haines Says Report of U.S. Pullout From WTO Is 'Noise'
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President Donald Trump said he doesn’t plan to withdraw from the World Trade Organization, but wants the U.S. needs to be treated more fairly by the global body.

The U.S. won’t exit the Geneva-based organization “at this point,” Trump said Friday. His top White House trade adviser hedged on the question on Saturday, saying any decision was up to the president, and pushed back at critics of U.S. trade moves from companies including auto-maker General Motors Co.