While Donald Trump seemed to be trying to take a victory lap on the possible Trade Deal with Canada and Mexico?
Grumbling has already begun here by the industries effected ….
The trade agreement must be approved the American Congress and lawmakers in Canada and Mexico…
THAT is NOT assured…..
And Trump knows that….
In a news conference, Mr. Trump said that the United States is talking with Mexico and Canada about a separate arrangement to lift the steel and aluminum tariffs and potentially replace them with quotas.
The new agreement could also face political obstacles, as Congress is responsible for granting final approval of trade agreements. If Democrats take control of the House next year, it is possible that they will call for changes or prevent the administration’s agreement from taking effect.
Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House minority leader, made clear on Monday that Mr. Trump’s deal would not receive a rubber stamp.
“Democrats will closely scrutinize the text of the Trump administration’s Nafta proposal, and look forward to further analyses and conversations with stakeholders,” Ms. Pelosi said.
Despite his optimism about the deal, Mr. Trump acknowledged that passage in Congress could be a problem.
“I’m not at all confident,” Mr. Trump said, referring to Democrats. “They might be wiling to throw away one the great deals for people and the workers for political purposes.”