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Trump’s New Nafta Deal Comes Just in Time for the Midterms

  • Claims revision as vindication for aggressive tariff threats
  • But he faces skepticism that Nafta 2.0 will boost workers
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President Donald Trump speaks at the White House about the U.S. and Canada agreeing to a trade deal with Mexico.(Source: Bloomberg)

President Donald Trump’s new trade deal to replace Nafta lets him boast that he achieved a campaign promise and claim vindication for his hard-line negotiating tactics -- just in time for the November midterm elections.

But he must convince a skeptical American public -- and Congress -- that a rework of the North American Free Trade Agreement will provide substantial economic gains for workers who bore the brunt of globalization over the past two decades.