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Trump expresses confidence on USMCA, touts Democrat support

Trump expresses confidence on USMCA, touts Democrat support

President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE on Tuesday expressed confidence for a deal on the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), touting Democratic support minutes before House Democrats were scheduled to hold a news conference on the trade deal.

“America’s great USMCA Trade Bill is looking good. It will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA. Good for everybody — Farmers, Manufacturers, Energy, Unions — tremendous support. Importantly, we will finally end our Country’s worst Trade Deal, NAFTA!” Trump tweeted, referring to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

“Looking like very good Democrat support for USMCA,” Trump continued. “That would be great for our Country!”

 

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House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden angers Democrats by keeping Trump-era refugee cap Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Breyer to retire Biden rebuffs Democrats, keeps refugee admissions at 15,000 MORE (D-Calif.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealTrump lawyers argue NY tax return law no longer applies to him Democrats offer competing tax ideas on Biden infrastructure Top Democrat calling for expansion of child care support MORE (D-Mass.) are slated to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. They are widely expected to announce support for an agreement with the White House on the USMCA, which would pave the way for it to be brought to the House floor for a vote.

Trump also spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauCanadian MP apologizes after being spotted nude on camera during virtual meeting It's time to declare a national climate emergency In-person classes canceled in Toronto amid uptick in variant cases MORE on Monday, as a deal on the trade pact appeared imminent.

"The two leaders reaffirmed their strong support for the trade agreement, which will create jobs and economic growth in the United States, Canada, and Mexico," a White House spokesman said Tuesday.

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House Democrats have pushed off allowing the agreement to get a vote on the House floor, negotiating with the White House as they sought to strengthen its labor and environmental regulations. 

A deal on the USMCA comes as House Democrats press forward with an impeachment inquiry into Trump that is likely to culminate in a House vote on impeachment articles in the coming days.

Minutes before Trump’s tweets about the USMCA Tuesday, House Democrats also unveiled articles of impeachment against the president over his dealings with Ukraine.