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>> While just about all of Washington spent the early part of Saturday at the funeral service for Senator John McCain, President Trump, who was not invited, spent his time on Twitter. The President renewed threats toward Canada after the two sides failed to reach an agreement to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement by a self-imposed Friday deadline.
Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland emerged from Friday's talks hopeful, despite the setback.>> Our objective in these talks is to update and modernize NAFTA in a way that is good for Canadians, good for Americans, and good for Mexicans. We know that a win, win, win agreement is within reach.
>> But Trump is threatening to slap more tariffs on Canadian-made products, and move forward without his neighbor to the north. Tweeting Saturday, there is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don't make a fair deal for the U.S. after decades of abuse, Canada will be out.
He also had a message for Congress, don't, quote, Interfere with negotiations or I will terminate NAFTA entirely. But Trump is facing resistance from within his own party. Some lawmakers say changing NAFTA from a three-way deal to just a two-way agreement between the US and Mexico goes beyond the President's authority granted by Congress, and the Republicans don't have enough votes to make any changes without help from the Democrats.
Talks with Canada are expected to resume on Wednesday.