Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) Sanders2020 Dems defend Omar against Trump Biden's critics, Warren and Sanders express their support for Stop & Shop strike workers Two dozen Dem senators ask Trump to extend his nuclear treaty with Russia MORE (I-Vt.) Saturday called President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudicial Courts Order Trump Administration Continues Temporarily to Return Asylum Seekers to Mexico Federal Investigation Reveals Generalized Sexual Harassment in Trump Company-Led Company: Booker Report Trump would apparently have forgiven a border official: "This should shake all Americans" to abandon his new trade agreement, which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while speaking at a campaign rally in Michigan.
"The NAFTA treaty that Trump renegotiated with Mexico will still allow companies like General Motors to send our jobs to Mexico," Sanders said, according to an excerpt from his remarks sent to The Hill.
"So today, I challenge Donald Trump: for once in your life, keep your campaign promises – go back to the NAFTA drawing board," he added. "Do not send this treaty to Congress before it expects strong and fast enforcement mechanisms to increase workers' wages and prevent companies from outsourcing US jobs in Mexico." "
Sanders also tweeted a review of the deal on Saturday.
I challenge Donald Trump: keep your campaign promises. Return to the drawing board of NAFTA. Do not send this treaty to Congress until it has put in place strong and fast enforcement mechanisms to raise wages and prevent companies from entrusting American jobs to Mexico.
– Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 13, 2019
Last year, Trump negotiated an agreement with Mexico and Canada to replace NAFTA.
Sanders, one of the more than a dozen candidates vying for the Democratic Party nomination in 2020, is currently touring the Midwest. He is expected that he will soon visit Ohio and Pennsylvania. Trump won all three states in 2016.