Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner is making a bold statement about the new USMCA trade deal. Kushner has called it one of the greatest deals of all time.
According to Town Hall:
Even in her fevered rush to impeach President Trump by Christmas, Nancy Pelosi took a timeout to pass Trump’s historic USMCA trade deal. Just one hour after unveiling two articles of impeachment against the president, Pelosi was declaring the trade deal a win “for workers everywhere across America.” A month later, the Senate passed USMCA, fulfilling one of Trump’s signature 2016 campaign promises, in a vote of 89-10.
On CNN, the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, told host Fareed Zakaria that USMCA “is one of the greatest trade deals of all time.”
“With regards to this deal,” Kushner began, “what is so spectacular about this deal is first of all it modernizes all of our trade policies … but the most important thing it does is it protects American manufacturing. It changes the rules for cars. Under TPP, you could have made 90 percent of the car outside North America and shipped it in with no tariff. Now, 75 percent of the car has to be made in North America with a lot of it being high-dollar components which protects the auto manufacturers in Michigan, Ohio — all these different places.”
Kushner blamed the irresponsible trade policies in the past for hurting American manufacturing workers.
Trump has called the deal the “best and most important deal” made by the US.