Media roundup of Pence visit to Nashville area

Gov. Bill Lee and former U.S. Ambassador Bill Hagerty (who also happens to be running for the U.S. Senate) met Vice President Mike Pence on the tarmac for his visit to Nashville. Pence spoke at a Tyson Foods plant in Goodlettsville, recorded an interview for former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s radio show, adn attended a fundraiser for the Trump-Pence re-election campaign.

An anticipated media gaggle — where reporters undoubtedly would have asked the vice president about the congressional impeachment probe — did not take place.

Here’s a roundup of some of the news coverage:

Amid Trump controversy, Pence demands passage of new North American trade agreement (Daily Memphian)

Considered NAFTA 2.0 by some observers, the plan purportedly would update what supporters call an outdated trade agreement with its two neighbors and expand U.S. exports. “This president, he’s impatient for it,” Pence told a crowd of mostly Republican supporters and plant employees. “The truth is we need Congress to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada (agreement), and we need them to approve it this year.”

Ahead of Trump fundraiser, Vice President Mike Pence pushes U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal (Tennessean)

The vice president made an apparent reference to past and ongoing investigations against Trump, including an impeachment inquiry led by Democrats, saying the president’s accomplishments in office had occurred despite “endless investigations trying to overturn the will of the American people.

Pence asks Tennesseans to support Mexico-Canada trade deal (AP)

“It’s time for the Democrats in Congress to set politics aside and pass the USMCA,” Pence said Monday.

He urged attendees to call U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper of Nashville and Steve Cohen of Memphis and tell them, “Tennessee needs the USMCA.”

Sec. of Agriculture talks to local farmers, pushes new trade deal (WTVF-TV)

Farmers had the opportunity to ask the secretary several questions. Some soybean farmers said they were weary because of the tariffs China placed on U.S. Soybeans in response to tariffs the U.S. placed on Chinese imports.

“Farmers get that – they’re honest people, they want to be treated fairly,” said Perdue. “The fact is they know China hasn’t been playing by the rules for a long time.”

8 Responses to Media roundup of Pence visit to Nashville area

  • James White says:

    The USMCA is a BAD Deal. Another reason to be against Hagerty.

  • Tim Skow says:

    Mr. White… WHAT???? Again, What about NAFTA …. do prefer compared to the USMCA ?

    Good GRIEF !

    I suspect you’d find both Mr. Sethi and Mr. Hagerty would tell you they prefer Trump’s USMCA to NAFTA.
    So, what’s your problem ?

    • James White says:

      USMCA is NAFTA plus TPP and MORE. I am thinking Trump will wake up and dump USMCA too.
      We don’t need the WTO dictating our trade policy.
      We don’t need USMCA to dictate our immigration policy.
      We don’t need USMCA to dictate our environmental policy.
      …..

      • James White says:

        Economic Integration…..
        Energy Integration…..
        Migrant Workers…..
        “Gender Identity” ….
        Collective Bargaining….
        Regional Government…..
        International Law and Treaties….
        creation of a governing Free Trade Commission that can change anything or add anything or delete anything WITHOUT Congress or President approval.

    • James White says:

      And I also believe that Hagerty and Sethi will be for the Deep State ‘free trade’ policies. Goal is a North American Union, like the EU. I say NO !

  • Helen G Lewis says:

    I do not know enough to comment on all of the U’s ….I do know I one of the U’s……My lesson was, “don’t shit where you eat.”….Farmers have great power because they grow the food we eat…But, they can not stand against world pollution of the land, water and air….

  • Eddie White says:

    I heard today that all the Democratic candidates for president oppose the USMCA. That’s all I need to know. We need the USMCA.

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