The House passed USMCA in December.
The Senate passed it this afternoon. Donald Trump will sign it. This is his biggest accomplishment as president alongside the tax cuts, criminal justice reform and ending the Iran Deal.
“WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday gave final approval to President Trump’s revised North American Free Trade Agreement, handing the president his second trade victory of the week as the Senate prepared to try him for high crimes and misdemeanors.
The 89 to 10 vote in the Senate on implementing legislation for the revised United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will send the measure to Mr. Trump, who is expected to sign it next week. The vote came just one day after Mr. Trump signed a long-awaited trade deal with China, giving the president two trade wins in a single week.
The unusual show of bipartisan support for the North American trade deal came just before the House impeachment managers formally presented the charges against Mr. Trump, offering a striking contrast. …”
Crazy Bernie Sanders voted against it.
He didn’t vote for the Gulf War, Iraq War, NAFTA or permanent normal trade relations with China either. In hindsight, those are some pretty good decisions. Sanders is terrible on immigration and all sorts of other issues, but he is better than Trump on trade and foreign policy.
Trump’s “National Populism” amounted to making extremely loud noises during campaign rallies, debates and on Twitter about immigration, foreign policy and trade to distinguish his candidacy from his rivals during the 2016 campaign. Since becoming president, Trump has embraced Marco Rubio’s foreign policy, tweaked and rebranded our existing free trade deals and has done virtually nothing about immigration. He built a few miles of the George W. Bush border fence while legal immigration and illegal immigration have continued at the same levels. He “self-financed” his 2016 campaign by lending it money only to cut in the big donors after winning the election.
In 2020, we still have an endless tidal wave of legal and illegal immigration, a globalist free trade policy and a beefed up global empire. NAFTA was the worst trade deal in history. So Trump has essentially microwaved it, reserved it and is now taking credit for it.