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Trump says "pleasant surprises" on Nafta talks

Posted April 11

President Donald Trump, flanked by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, left, and Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman, speaks during a meeting with business leaders in the State Department Library of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

— President Donald Trump promised "pleasant surprises" from planned renegotiations of the decades-old North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump spoke at a White House meeting Tuesday with business leaders who are part of his strategic and policy forum.

Trump said the agreement has "been a disaster since the day it was devised."

In addition to "pleasant surprises for you" on the NAFTA front, Trump reiterated his commitment to cutting taxes and regulations.

Trump also said the cost of maintaining government computers that are 40 years old is so high that "we can buy a whole new system for less money than that." He joked that he would give the business leaders $10 billion immediately to fix the government's information technology system.

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