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Mr. Tillerson said Russia did not need “unilateral” sanctions to be in compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal between the two countries. Mr. Trump tweeted that “they got along with everybody.”
“Our sanctions would take us to Russia,” he said. “We would have had to do the same thing over in Iran, Russia, North Korea or China.”
But Mr. Tillerson has said that while he does not support the sanctions, they will work for years to come and, indeed, they are already in place as of Thursday.
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“If I were Mexico, I would not accept that,” Mr. Trump said at a meeting with the Mexican president on Wednesday night. He later referred to a “very bad” deal.
Even after his call with Mr. Trudeau, Mr. Trump, the president-elect, said he might continue trade negotiations during his term — at least as long as Congress does not approve major changes.
It remains to be seen whether the Republican-led Congress will pass a new budget for 2018 that is not offset by spending cuts to defense spending or increases to Social Security and Medicare.
Mr. Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, billionaire businessman Wilbur Ross, said on Wednesday he would take the helm of the department after leaving the Trump Organization and said “there will be lots of people” at the Department of Commerce who he feels will reflect Mr. Trump’s goals of making U.S. goods more competitive and cutting taxes on더킹카지노 American companies.
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—Jason Horowitz contributed to this article.
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