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Trump fudges NAFTA trade facts

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President Trump in Davos. Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images.

President Trump, while dodging an interviewer's questions Thursday on whether he's going to pull out of the North American Trade Agreement, misstated some of the numbers when trying to explain how terrible the deal is.

Why it matters: Trump's seesawing on NAFTA has been controversial, as both the legal and economic consequences of pulling out are extremely unclear. Meanwhile, his "trade deficit" facts don't fully line up with his own trade office.