In this July 7, 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the G20 Summit, in Hamburg. Trump's push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is putting Mexico in a tough spot, threatening the system that has helped turn the country into a top exporter through low wages, lax regulations and proximity to the United States.
In this July 7, 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the G20 Summit, in Hamburg. Trump's push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is putting Mexico in a tough spot, threatening the system that has helped turn the country into a top exporter through low wages, lax regulations and proximity to the United States. Evan Vucci AP
In this July 7, 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the G20 Summit, in Hamburg. Trump's push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is putting Mexico in a tough spot, threatening the system that has helped turn the country into a top exporter through low wages, lax regulations and proximity to the United States. Evan Vucci AP

Trump, the novice protectionist

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