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Trump has repeatedly told aides he wants to withdraw from WTO: Report

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Reuters  |  Geneva 

President Donald Trump has repeatedly told top White House officials he wants the United States to withdraw from the World Trade Organization, a move that would be potentially calamitous for global commerce, the news website Axios reported on Friday, citing people involved in the discussions. One person who has discussed the subject with Trump, according to Axios, said the president frequently told advisers: "I don't know why we're in it. The WTO is designed by the rest of the world to screw the United States." The 164-member WTO is the only international ...

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First Published: Fri, June 29 2018. 18:03 IST
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