Dec 05 2017

Graham Statement On Meeting With President Trump

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after meeting with President Trump and other Senators to discuss trade issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“I appreciate and enjoyed meeting with President Trump and my Senate colleagues to discuss the way forward on trade in general and NAFTA in particular.

“I totally agree with President Trump that we need to update NAFTA to make it a better deal for American workers. In my view, a better deal would include modernizing existing trading regimes and negotiating an energy component to NAFTA so North American energy can better compete with Russia, China, and the Middle East. 

“To me, this would be a ‘winning’ deal – one which benefits Americans workers, creates new jobs here at home, focuses on energy independence, makes our nation competitive in the international marketplace, and all Americans more prosperous in the years to come.”