White House working feverishly to pass USMCA despite Trump seeming to undermine it



Emily Ward | The Washington Examiner

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement remains a major priority for the White House, despite President Trump’s recent remarks suggesting it would take a backseat to border security.

The White House departments of legislative affairs, public liaison, and intergovernmental affairs, as well as National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, have been holding dozens of meetings and calls with members of Congress, trade organizations, stakeholders, governors, and state and local leaders regarding the trade deal.

“The USMCA is the best trade agreement ever negotiated and is a huge win for America’s workers. We are working closely with Congress to ensure its passage,” a senior White House official told the Washington Examiner.

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