From: Rob Crilly
Date: June 20, 2019 at 1:29:47 PM EDT
Subject: White House Pool Report #8 Oval - China and USMCA
More non-Iran details
POTUS WAS ASKED WHETHER HE WOULD INTERVENE IN CASE OF TWO CANADIANS DETAINED IN CHINA OVER HUAWEI DISPUTE
“Anything I can do to help Canada I will be doing.”
WILL HE BRING IT UP WITH XI NEXT WEEK?
“I would at Justin’s request.”
TRUMP WAS ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT THE USMCA, WHICH BEGAN "WHEN THE USMCA"...
"Don't say when because we have to get the Democrats to approve it. I like your positive thinking but if... and the if is subject to the Democrats... But I really do believe that Nancy Pelosi and the House, the Senate will approve it rapidly.
"It's going to be very bipartisan. It's great for the farmers, manufacturers. Great for everybody. And great for unions.
“It shows a partnership between three countries, three countries... in a trade sense we are competing with the European Union, we are competing with China, it gives us a bigger dialogue… it is really good for all three. It’s something that’s really popular. I hope politically they can do what they have to do.
“I think Nancy Pelosi is going to do the right thing.”
White House correspondent