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AFL-CIO Head Talked Trade Deal With Trump: Source

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaking in Washington last spring.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Washington, D.C., last April. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Monday, 09 December 2019 01:47 PM

President Donald Trump spoke to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Monday morning about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, a source familiar with the conversation told Reuters.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, offered no further details of the conversation. Earlier, Trumka was quoted by The Washington Post as saying that a deal had been reached on changes to the trade pact. 

Last month,  Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged U.S. lawmakers not to allow politics to hold up the approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on trade.

“We ask the lawmakers of the two parties, with all due respect, to help us and not to mix electoral politics with the approval of the agreement,” Lopez Obrador told reporters during a news conference at the time.

Mexico’s Senate has already ratified the USMCA, a deal brokered last year between the three countries that's intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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President Donald Trump spoke to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Monday morning about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, which is intended to replace NAFTA, a source says.
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