The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump gets deal with Mexico to overhaul NAFTA

The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Trump gets deal with Mexico to overhaul NAFTA

The Hill’s 12:30 Report: U.S., Mexico reach deal to overhaul NAFTA | Next step for Trump: Getting Canada on board | Washington honors McCain | Tributes pour in | Controversy after White House flag returns to full staff | Trump reportedly nixed statement praising McCain | Kenyan president’s White House visit


Feeling a little left out, Canada?: President Trump just announced that the United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary agreement to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Yeah, but: The NAFTA name will not be used for the new agreement. The next step: Bringing Canada on board. During the announcement, Trump said, "we’ll see if Canada can be part of deal."

The awkward part of this announcement — I’m cringing: Trump made the joint announcement with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on speakerphone. Watch — it’s painful:

On the speakerphone announcement: "This is very likely a first in history: A White House pool spray where the president of the US puts a foreign leader on speakerphone." (Tweet from NBC’s Josh Lederman)

Trump on his diplomacy: Trump said, "I’ve had a lot of good meetings that some people weren’t sure if they were good or not."

How the stock market reacted: Via CNBC, stocks jumped after the news of a NAFTA deal. "The Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.6 percent to an all-time high, breaking above 8,000 for the first time." It’s Monday — welcome […]

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