Democrats knock Trump over ‘broken promises’ on China currency, NAFTA renegotiations

House and Senate Democrats on Tuesday released a report on President Trump’s “broken promises” to American workers, included the administration’s decision not to label China a currency manipulator, its failure to date to launch NAFTA renegotiations and a lack of action on various “Buy American” proposals.

[Charlie Mitchell] April 25th, 2017 [Inside U.S. Trade]

 The report card, “Special Report: President Trump’s broken promises on jobs, outsourcing and trade,” comes as Trump nears the 100-day mark in office — and as Democrats look to score political points against the president while also holding out areas of possible cooperation.

At a Capitol Hill press conference, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said Democrats have crafted bills on issues like reforming Buy American laws and creating disincentives for offshoring jobs and are willing to work with the White House, but added that “we have yet to see specific deliverable actions” on jobs and trade issues.

Stabenow, joined by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Robert Casey (R-PA) and Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Don Beyer (D-VA), singled out the president’s campaign promise to label China a currency manipulator “on day one,” which Trump explicitly reversed following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping last month. Trump cited Chinese cooperation on North Korea as a reason for his change of heart.

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