Top Senate Dem: Obama's Asia-Pacific trade deal is dead
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Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump says he will meet with Schumer 'ASAP' after border visit Dem senator describes 'overcrowded quarters,' 'harsh odor' at border facilities Top Democrats demand security assessment of Trump properties MORE is signaling that President Obama's signature trade agreement won't clear Congress, roughly two days after Republican Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE — who opposes the deal — won the White House. 

 
A source familiar with the New York Democrat's remarks said he told the AFL-CIO executive council that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Election security to take back seat at Mueller hearing McConnell challenger faces tougher path after rocky launch MORE (R-Ky.) said he wouldn't bring the deal up in the lame-duck session of Congress.
 
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Schumer, who has voiced concerns that the deal doesn't do enough to crack down on currency manipulation, told CNBC's John Harwood in mid-October that he thought the TPP "may well get" 51 votes if McConnell brought it to the floor after the election.
 
But that was before Trump's surprise White House win. The president-elect has disavowed Obama's trade agreement, saying in June "there is no way to fix TPP" and that the country needs bilateral agreements. 
 
 
Asked about its chances on Wednesday, McConnell reiterated that it wouldn't be brought up this year and that its future in 2017 is up to Trump. 
 
"I think the president-elect made it pretty clear he was not in favor of the current agreement. But he has the latitude because [the Trade Promotion Authority] is in place through the next administration to negotiate better deals, as I think he would put it, if he chooses to. And sending it up to us for an expedited up-or-down vote," he told reporters.