Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden admitted Thursday that President Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement is “better than NAFTA,” which he voted of in 1993 as a senator and expressed his support for over a decade later.
During an interview on CNN, Jake Tapper pressed the former veep on whether he gives credit to the president for signing the new deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Tapper pointed out that when Barack Obama was running for president, he and Biden both said they’d renegotiate NAFTA – and noted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the USMCA is a “victory for America’s workers.”
“Because we had a Republican Congress that wouldn’t go along with us renegotiating,” Biden said.
Tapper pushed further, asking: “Doesn’t he deserve some credit for that? It’s better, USMCA is better than NAFTA.”
“It is better than NAFTA. But look at what the overall trade policy has been, even with NAFTA? We now have this