While the impeachment hearings soldier on, President Donald Trump is still looking to fulfill campaign promises he made to the American people in 2016.
On Wednesday, Trump hosted Vice President Mike Pence, GOP representatives from the midwest, and dozens of farmers from across the United States in the official signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
However, noticeably absent was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was not invited by the administration after sitting on the legislation for over a year, per TGP.
Minnesota made a big splash at the event with representatives and hog farmers from the state coming together to watch Trump finalize the replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
“Great to see leaders here at the [White House] from [MN Corn Growers] & [Minnesota Pork] — this trade deal is a win that will mean more market opportunities for Minnesota farmers and livestock producers,” Minnesota House GOP leader Kurt Daudt tweeted.
Great to see leaders here at the @WhiteHouse from @mncorn & @MinnesotaPork — this trade deal is a win that will mean more market opportunities for Minnesota farmers and livestock producers. #USMCA #mnleg pic.twitter.com/4FfY5bQJ8r
— Kurt Daudt (@kdaudt) January 29, 2020
“This is a colossal victory for our farmers and ranchers,” Trump said at the ceremony. “Everybody said this was a deal that could not be done … but we got it done.”
According to Fox Business, the Trump administration expects around 80,000 jobs to be created from this historic agreement, mostly in the automobile industry. Additionally, it’s projected that $30 billion will flow into the auto sector in the coming years.
American wheat, poultry and eggs are markets that also will be coming because of the pact.
USMCA is a cutting edge state of the art agreement that protects, defends and serves the great people of our Country. Promises Made, Promises Kept! pic.twitter.com/PuiG1JPTTI
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020