MEXICO CITY — President Trump has threatened to rip up NAFTA. To shut the border with Mexico. To impose tariffs on the thriving car industry in Mexico.
“They’re killing us on jobs and trade,” he said as a candidate.
And yet, two years into his presidency, a strange thing has happened.
Mexico has become the No. 1 U.S. trading partner.
U.S. census data released last week showed that Mexico’s trade with the United States rose to $97.4 billion for the first two months of the year — enabling it to leapfrog ahead of Canada ($92.4 billion) and China ($90.4 billion).
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