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Trump updates lawmakers on trade after EU agreement

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Yesterday’s announcement of a trade understanding between the United States and the European Union (EU) is just the tip of the trade iceberg. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sat down with the President and other lawmakers to get updates on trade.

A meeting was held in the White House after the Rose Garden ceremony with the EU, to update House and Senate members on trade negotiations. Secretary Perdue says the agreement with the EU made for a little bit more of a positive vibe in the meeting.

The President updated lawmakers on where things stand with Mexico, who plans to next send a delegation to Washington to discuss trade.

Perdue said lawmakers were thankful for the update and for temporary help for farmers.

With Mexico coming to the United States to negotiate trade, could this be positive news for the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? There has been a speculation the U.S. and Mexico could reach an agreement first and present a combined effort to bring Canada to the updated NAFTA agreement.