Trump campaign wielding new NAFTA deal to spur populist support

President Trump’s reelection campaign is taking a victory lap with the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal this week and using it against his prospective opponent.

The pact, which supersedes the North American Free Trade Agreement that Trump has long opposed, is seen as a fulfillment of the president’s campaign promise to renegotiate “bad trade deals.” The Trump team is highlighting presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s 1993 vote for NAFTA as a senator from Delaware and tucking the new deal into its pitch for the president as a U.S. job creator.

“President Trump promised to put America First and get rid of Biden’s job-killing NAFTA. He kept
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