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    Trump Links Tariffs to NAFTA as GOP Revolts

    Hoping to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump said that Canada and Mexico wouldn’t be able to win exemptions from high tariffs on imported steel and aluminum unless they agreed to sign a new treaty. Mexico said the tariffs, which Trump announced last week, could violate existing NAFTA rules and delay ongoing negotiations. Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other prominent Republicans refused to back the tariffs, saying they could backfire and cause a trade war that would damage the U.S. economy.

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