What Is NAFTA And What Could Happen If Trump Dismantles It?Ryan Felton1/20/17 9:30amFiled to: naftatrumptarifffordgeneral motorscar politics30919EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkCars built in Mexico await export. Photo credit APTrade. It has a nice connotation: You give me this, I’ll give you something of equal value in return. When it comes to trade deals—the North American Free Trade Agreement, in particular—the connotation isn’t so pleasant. Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump went after it heavily this during the election cycle. But what is NAFTA, and why does he want to kill it, or at least significantly rework it?ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.