UPDATED 2:50 PM PT – Mon. May 27, 2019
President Trump says “everybody wants” the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
The president made the remark on the USMCA during a press conference in Japan Monday, and called it a “deal that’s gotten universal praise.”
President Trump made the agreement with then-Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau back in 2018, however it still needs to be ratified by Congress.
The president said he will work with congressional Democrats on the deal and suggested House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will back it.
“Unions love it. Farmers love it. Manufacturers love it. You won’t have companies leaving and going to Mexico and going to Canada and going like they were for many, many years,” said President Trump. “It’s a great deal. I would imagine that Nancy Pelosi would approve that. I would think it would be very hard not to, but we’ll see.”
Pelosi is reportedly seeking to have stronger enforcement provisions negotiated into the deal.
The President has yet to submit the agreement to Congress for ratification, but once he does lawmakers must vote on it within 60 days.