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Trump Threatens to Pull U.S. Out of WTO If It Doesn’t ‘Shape Up’

  • Step would undermine cornerstone of international trade system
  • Says agreement creating WTO ‘single worst trade deal ever’
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Trump Threatens to Pull Out of WTO
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President Donald Trump said he would pull out of the World Trade Organization if it doesn’t treat the U.S. better, targeting a cornerstone of the international trading system.

“If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO,” Trump said Thursday in an Oval Office interview with Bloomberg News. Trump said the agreement establishing the body “was the single worst trade deal ever made.”