Trump's trade policies caused "a lot of disruption and consternation," Tai said at one point during Thursday's hearing. "I want to accomplish similar goals in a more effective process."
The deal will affect more than $1 trillion in annual trade between the U.S. and its two neighbors.
Just days before the new North American trade deal is set to take effect, the Trump administration reminds everyone that it prefers protectionism to free trade.
Republicans might rue that mistake when Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders inherits Trump's beefed-up trade authority.
The moderators didn't see ask Elizabeth Warren about her position on the USMCA, which does a serious disservice to prospective voters.
Will Republicans back a North American trade deal that prioritizes the interests of Democrats, labor unions, and protectionists?
Trump, big labor, and America's reputation as a trading partner emerge as winners, but free trade takes the loss in the USMCA.
Deadlines near for the NAFTA rewrite and the China negotiations.
Gutting the trade deal would make it easier to strip our speech protections here at home.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement includes a handful of protectionist measures that would likely slow the U.S. economy and harm American automakers.
The president still has time to avoid the economic damage, but who knows how much political damage he's already done?
Politically. Economically. Diplomatically. Legally. Trump's tariff threat against Mexico is a stunningly stupid maneuver no matter how you look at it.