– Damien Paletta, Louise Radnofsky, and Paul Vieira, “Trump Plans Only ‘Tweaking’ of Canada Trade Pact,” The Wall Street Journal online, Feb. 13, 2017
CANADA/JUSTIN TRUDEAU/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said he seeks only modest changes in the U.S. trade relationship with Canada, pledging that the two nations would continue to work together on cross-border commerce and security issues.
Following meetings on Monday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr. Trump said the U.S. would be ‘tweaking’ its trade relationship with Canada as it considers how the North American Free Trade Agreement could be adjusted. The remarks contrast with Mr. Trump’s harsh criticism of the current state of U.S. trade with Mexico.
‘We have a very outstanding trade relationship with Canada,’ Mr. Trump said at a joint news conference with Mr. Trudeau. ‘We will be tweaking it, doing certain things with both of our countries.’ “