Washington — President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled an outing on Monday to place calls on trade, his spokesperson said, as he prepares to confront both China and Canada this week. Reporters were summoned for the presidential motorcade on Monday morning, but shortly after Trump emerged from the White House wearing golf attire, the trip was cancelled and the press dismissed for the day. The White House did not say where he had planned to go. Trump spent much of the weekend at his northern Virginia golf club. "The president stayed at the White House to make calls specifically on trade and other international issues," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in an e-mail. She did not elaborate. Trump’s trade negotiators are in difficult talks with their Canadian counterparts over a revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) already agreed to by the US and Mexico. At the weekend, Trump warned Congress that it may have to accept a new version of the trade pact that ...

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