Can Trump end NAFTA on his own?

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    NAFTA was negotiated & signed by George HW Bush.

    It did not have the votes to be ratified although it was support by more Republicans than Democrats,

    So the ideas of NAFTA were written into a bill & passed Congress & was signed into law.

    A President can not just change the law unless it states so in that law.

    So can Trump end NAFTA without Congressional approval?

    Does Trump know this?
     
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    Of course he can, and he did.
     
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    Trump is the man, good job Mr. President :eusa_clap:
     
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    For your information....

    The NAFTA bill passed the Senate on November 20, 1993, 61–38. Senate supporters were 34 Republicans and 27 Democrats. Clinton signed it into law on December 8, 1993; the agreement went into effect on January 1, 1994. Clinton, while signing the NAFTA bill, stated that "NAFTA means jobs.

    He lied just like Obama did about Obamacare....
     
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    Like I said before...turn off CNN...they are lying to you....
     
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    Trump could not actually, "end NAFTA" but he could withdraw US participation, which in effect would void any US participation with the agreement.
    If the US removes itself from NAFTA the US would have much less access to their biggest export markets.
    Why would any nation make a choice to lose access to it's largest export markets?
    Many within the US business & agriculture communities view the potential for US withdrawal from NAFTA as a net negative.
     
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    Don't be such a disingenuous hack. Mexico and Canada would have less access to American markets which form a much larger share of their exports. Businessess in both countries are potentially more butt hurt than you FFS.
     
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    NAFTA was signed by Bill Clinton....dumbass.
     
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    Well, for starters I am not, "a disingenuous hack" nor am I, "butt hurt" but thanks for demonstrating for all here to see that you are surly a jackass.
     
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    It's the consumers that will be hit with higher prices, that's it. What a fucking genius Trump is, right?
     
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