Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims Trump Does Not Deserve Credit for USMCA

Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims Trump Does Not Deserve Credit for USMCA


CLAIM: President Donald Trump does not deserve credit for USMCA because the final version is different than the original.

VERDICT: FALSE. The USMCA is Trump’s idea and would not have happened at all without his constant push for the deal.

Last week, former Vice President Joe Biden sat for a rare interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper in Macomb County, Michigan. Tapper asked Biden about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), one of the signature foreign policy achievements of the Trump administration. Biden tried to claim that Trump did not deserve the credit for it, because it was modified by Congress. Tapper aired this part of the interview again on Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union:

Tapper: Now when you ran for president, and Barack Obama ran for president, you both said you would renegotiate NAFTA. You didn’t; he did. Nancy Pelosi said that the USMCA, which President Trump signed into law,

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