January 11, 2018 / 10:03 PM / 3 years ago

Trump says will be 'flexible' on NAFTA ahead of Mexico's election: WSJ

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would be “a little bit flexible” on his threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement because Mexico is facing a presidential election later this year.

“I understand that a lot of things are hard to negotiate prior to an election,” Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Trump also said Mexico can pay for a border wall between the two countries “indirectly” through changes to the trade deal.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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