July 24, 2019

Trump Tweets Make It Harder For USMCA To Pass

 |  By: Mike Opperman

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is an important trade agreement that was initiated when President Trump ended its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That agreement was ended shortly after President Trump was elected, and since he is in the middle of his third year in office, saying that the USMCA has taken a long time to ratify is not an overstatement. 

The USMCA is currently languishing in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, the leadership of which has been at odds with the president for some time. Relations have grown even worse over recent weeks, due mostly to the rhetoric around “The Squad,” the group of four Congresswomen Trump originally suggested should go back to their home countries. 

It now appears that the USMCA may be held hostage as a result of the President’s ongoing tweet barrage. The general consensus within the House of Representatives, according to Politico, is that each verbal attack the president makes against the four House Democrats makes it less likely that the chamber will approve the USMCA. 

For more information on USMCA, see below:

Mexico’s Legislature Approves USMCA

Is USMCA Ratification Around the Corner?

USMCA Approval In Limbo