Trudeau, Trump discuss possible end to NAFTA deal

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have spoken by phone to discuss the possibility of immediately wrapping up a NAFTA deal despite some skepticism that such a goal is feasible.

American officials are sounding less than bullish about the prospects of a NAFTA deal by week's end, which is considered the unofficial deadline for finalizing an agreement this year.

That's because high-level negotiators don't have a meeting set for this week and one leading US politician says none of the hot-button issues have been resolved.

The countries have been meeting frequently in an effort to get an agreement before national elections in Mexico and the U-S delay the process until 2019.

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington yesterday Trump's commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, said he didn't believe any of the ``big hot topics'' had been resolved lately and are still a work in progress.