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Pence Heaps Praise on Trump’s USMCA Negotiations: ‘Drives a Hard Bargain’

Veep didn’t mince his words, either.

Trump, the businessman, was known worldwide for his ruthless and cunning fiscal acumen, and the American people were certainly hoping that this would translate into a White House that could drive us ever further toward prosperity.

Trump, the President, has surely not disappointed in that realm.

From the moment that Donald Trump assumed the highest office in the land, the rest of the world was on notice.  There would be plenty of trade talk coming, and they had better have their ducks in a row before being summoned before the author of The Art of The Deal.

One of Trump’s largest accomplishments in this realm so far has been the US Mexico Canada Agreement, which is now poised to take the place of NAFTA – a trade deal often maligned by Trump on campaign trail.

The work was arduous, with our neighbors both north and south working fervently to further their own interests as well, but, according to Vice President Mike Pence, they were no match for Donald J. Trump.

Pence’s exclusive interview with Breitbart News, which came on his bus tour between Tampa and Orlando, for which he was conducting a campaign swing up the all-important I-4 corridor in the Sunshine State, came moments after the U.S. Senate passed the USMCA, 89-10. The overwhelming Senate vote came a month after the House in mid-December similarly passed the deal with overwhelming bipartisan support, as the USMCA sailed through the lower chamber last year with 385 votes.

“USMCA is a huge win for American workers and American farmers,” Pence told Breitbart News. “It is a historic achievement following decades of shuttered factories and lost jobs in the wake of NAFTA.”

The VP had nothing but praise for No. 45’s work ethic.

“President Trump as a candidate promised we would renegotiate our trading agreement with Canada and Mexico,” Pence said.

Pence also noted that he personally watched the president in negotiations with Mexico’s outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto—who has been succeeded by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador—and with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“I was there every step of the way as the president worked relentlessly negotiating with the outgoing president in Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau in Canada,” Pence said. “He drove a hard bargain.”

With Trump poised to easily take reelection in 2020, there could still be half a decade of such prosperity on deck for Americans.

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