Now he’s using the obscure Section 232 of the U.S. 1962 Trade Expansion Act to investigate whether vehicle imports are a threat to national security. In the words of one ex-official, there are 232 reasons why that’s a stupid idea.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured at the White House on Feb. 13, 2017. Mr. Trudeau raised concerns to Mr. Trump in a May 25 phone call about the president's latest Section 232 probe on imported autos. White House photograph by Shealah Craighead
OTTAWA—Canada, the United States, and Mexico had a new NAFTA agreement in hand but U.S. President Donald Trump changed his mind about what should be in the deal and nixed it.
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