In an interview with Breitbart News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox defended the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), calling it a “miracle.”
“NAFTA is a good thing. NAFTA is a miracle,” Fox stressed to Breitbart News on Wednesday afternoon while sitting inside the J.W. Marriott in Santa Monica, California. “It is because it’s a partnership of three economies. NAFTA has created the largest trade balance between two economies, which is Mexico and the United States. The largest in the world.”
The free trade agreement, negotiated by President George H.W. Bush and signed by President Bill Clinton, went into effect in 1994 between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, against widespread criticisms, mostly from the left.
Lately, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has been foremost among NAFTA’s critics. After winning the Indiana primary — and effectively securing the Republican presidential nomination — Tuesday night, Trump called NAFTA the worst trade deal “perhaps in the history of the world.”