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Biden faces protesters at New Hampshire campaign event over Obama-era deportations

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Former Vice President Joe Biden was confronted at a Friday campaign event by a group of protesters angry over the stepped-up deportations of undocumented immigrants during President Barack Obama’s administration.

The disturbance came at the end of a campaign event in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire, where the current front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination chided some of his 2020 rivals for forming “a circular firing squad” and lamented that he’s “getting skewered by the new Democratic Party.”

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As the former vice president was shaking hands and taking selfies with supporters after delivering a 30 minute speech, he was briefly confronted by protesters holding signs reading “Biden we haven’t forgotten 3 million deportations.” They also chanted “apologize now.”

Biden briefly attempted to talk with one of the demonstrators.

A spokesperson for the protesters said they belonged to the New Hampshire Youth Movement and added that they were allied with Movimiento Cosecha, which describes itself as a “nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for all immigrants.”

The spokesperson, who said her name was Quincy, explained that “we’re here because we do not find many of Joe Biden’s actions acceptable, in terms of his record on immigration under the Obama administration.”

She added that “we need a person who’s going to champion issues like Medicare for all, free college for all, and the Green New Deal, that are going to save my generation’s life and we don’t believe Joe Biden is the person to do that.”

While the Obama administration – with Biden as vice president – is lauded by many Democrats for implementing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2014, it’s criticized by liberal immigration advocates for the increase in deportations.

Biden remains the front-runner in the Democratic nomination race, but he’s seen his big lead in the national and early primary and caucus voting state polls slip in the wake of last month’s first round of primary debates, when he was cold-cocked by Sen. Kamala Harris.

The California Democrat’s breakthrough debate moment came as she criticized recent comments by Biden spotlighting his ability to find common ground during the 1970s with segregationist senators with whom he disagreed, and over his opposition decades ago to federally mandated school busing.

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Biden told the crowd in Dover that “the good news about being a front runner is that you’re a front runner. The bad news about being a front runner is everyone’s behind you, they’re looking. You know what I mean.”

He e warned his rivals that the last thing the Democratic White House hopefuls need to do is “fall in a circular firing squad here.”

“I’m getting skewered by new Democrat party and I respect them, by the way,” he said.

He also said he was getting attacked by some his rivals for discussing his ability to work with Republicans across the aisle to get things accomplished.

“Somehow the idea we are able to cooperate with the other side is considered naïve,” he lamented.

Biden also repeatedly took aim at President  Trump, saying he’s “embracing these oligarchs, embracing these thugs, poking his finger in the eye of NATO, the single most consequential alliance we’ve ever had. Folks, it is incredibly dangerous.”

And he emphasized that “we’ve got to stop this guy. We’ve got to keep him from having a second term.”

The former vice president told the audience “I hope you’ll vote for me” but said if he doesn’t win the nomination, “whoever our nominee is, I’m going to break my neck to make sure they get elected.”

The stop in Dover kicked off a two-day swing by the Biden as he makes his third trip to New Hampshire since launching his campaign in late April.

Hours earlier, rival Pete Buttigieg held a large rally a few blocks away. City officials estimated that more than 800 people attended the South Bend, Indiana mayor’s event.

That crowd was significantly larger than the one gathered for Biden.

But New Hampshire attorney and former ambassador Terry Shumaker, a top Granite State supporter and surrogate for Biden, dismissed talk of a lack of enthusiasm for the former vice president.

“People are coming up to me on the street and self-identifying themselves as Biden supporter,” he noted.

Shumaker explained the most people are “interested in some of the newer names and what the excitement is and they want to go see them. But literally everybody I know is still shopping. Nobody’s buying yet.”

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Detroit man charged with first-degree murder, other felonies in LGBTQ killing

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A 26-year-old man was charged with numerous felonies, including first-degree murder and four firearm counts, for allegedly assaulting two gay men in Detroit, one of whom died.

Authorities suspect Demetris Nelson used the gay dating app Grindr to target 31-year-old Brian Anderson and 26-year-old Malcolm Drake focusing on them because of their sexual orientation.

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During an attempted robbery on July 6, officials allege, Nelson shot and killed Anderson and critically wounded Drake. Detroit Police investigated the shooting for two days before arresting Nelson, who was arraigned on Friday.

“The allegations are that social media contacts were used to target, contact, rob, fatally shoot one gay man, and seriously wound another gay man,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. “To some, this will be just another hateful and violent act in America. They will read about this case and continue to go about their day. To me, that is quite tragic.”

The case was assigned to Special Prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz of the Fair Michigan Justice Project (FMJP) through a program that allows the prosecutor’s office to team up with law enforcement to tackle serious crimes against the LGBTQ community.

“We are saddened and outraged by this despicable crime. This case is just the most recent example of how members of Detroit’s LGBTQ community are too often targets of violence,” Alanna Maguire from the Fair Michigan Project, told Fox 2.

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Jesse Watters: Dems ‘the party of open borders and that’s just a fact’

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Is the Democratic Party advocating for open borders?

Fox News’ Jesse Watters said as much in the wake of their reaction to President Trump’s defense of upcoming Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) raids.

“You have Democrats saying don’t follow the laws of our country. They want American citizens to follow the laws but they don’t want illegal aliens so at this point you have to think, do they want any enforcement? They don’t want it in the interior. They don’t want it at the border,” Watters said.

“They don’t want you to have to stay in the country that you are and apply when you get there. They don’t want you detained if you commit a crime in a sanctuary city, they don’t want to let us know about it. They don’t even want the federal government to ask you a question, are you a U.S. citizen?”

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The “Watters’ World” host then outlined what he believes Democrats are “offering” illegal immigrants.

“What they do want, they want to give you an American job. They want to give you a driver’s license, in-state college tuition and they want to give you free health insurance. So at this point, the Democrats are the party of open borders and that’s just a fact,” Watters said.

Co-host Greg Gutfeld praised Trump and the logic of the immigration raids.

“Word gets out that we’re going to deport people who are there illegally disincentivizes people from coming here. It’s the opposite of waving caravans through,” Gutfeld said.

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The Greg Gutfeld Show” host said he believed Democrats were “losing” the American public over the issue of immigration.

“So these are two things that human beings understand fairness and incentives. These are two things that the Democrats can’t get into their thick skulls. And that’s why they’re losing the American public and they’re devouring themselves,” Gutfeld said.

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With rapper A$AP Rocky still detained, manager John Ehmann’s hotel room in Sweden is raided: source

Rapper A$AP Rocky’s longtime manager, John Ehmann, had his hotel room raided Friday morning after he was served a search warrant in Stockholm while his client sat in a Swedish jail, Fox News has learned.

A source close to the “L$D” rapper – whose real name is Rakim Mayers –  said that just before 8 a.m. local time, Ehmann was awakened by four Swedish police officers who said they had a search warrant. The source said the officers entered the room and seized the manager’s cellphone, indicating that they wanted his passcode so they could examine the contents.

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Ehmann —  who has been in Sweden since before the rapper was detained following an altercation with an alleged attacker — was nowhere near the location where the brawl took place, according to the source.

Per the insider, Ehmann “was completely taken aback” by the raid and “had no idea what this was about.”

“He never saw it coming,” the source added, voicing the suspicion by some in the Rocky camp that the raid was retaliation for  an online petition, #JusticeForRocky, which has garnered over 560,000 signatures worldwide as of Friday.

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On Friday, the Swedish Prosecution Authority opened an investigation into the individuals in Sweden whom Rocky, 30, accused of attacking his team and security guard.

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John Ehmann attends Spotify’s Secret Genius Awards in L.A. last year. (Getty)

“The preliminary investigation continues regarding the American artist who is detained by the Stockholm District Court in Sweden on suspicion of assault in Stockholm,” the Prosecution Authority said in a press release.

“Several investigation measures have already been conducted and the analysis of material continues. There is also a preliminary investigation in the case concerning the aggrieved party who is suspected of molestation and assault.”

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The Swedish Prosecution Authority did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Rocky is scheduled to be detained until July 19, at the latest – at which point the prosecution must decide whether to drop the case or request a longer detention period in order to finalize an investigation.

However, Rocky’s attorney Alan Jackson told Fox News on Friday his client should be released since he isn’t a danger to anyone and has done nothing wrong.

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“My understanding is that is the date the meeting was the date that the prosecutor will go and determine whether or not the prosecutor needs additional time before setting an actual trial date,” said Jackson.

“And keep in mind, I’m no authority on Swedish procedure, but my understanding in talking to local council is that that’s the date that the prosecutor has to do one of two things. Well I guess, one of three things — he can walk in and drop the charges, he could release Rocky and understanding that Rocky, in fact, is not a flight risk, that he’s not at the risk of either destroying evidence or committing more crimes, which are the three criteria on which to hold someone.”

Jackson continued: “It’s been our understanding that the prosecutor has indicated that he will address the court and will request additional time, which would obviously not be our hope.”

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Deputy CBP commissioner says ‘targeted changes’ needed to address border crisis

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The crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border is finally being accepted as such but Congress must allow for specific policy changes that will alleviate the turmoil, according to a Customs and Border Protection official.

The funding Congress approved is helping conditions but there is a long way to go until the border is secure and detainees are handled efficiently, CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez claimed Friday on “Your World.”

“We have been, in CBP and the Department of Homeland Security, sounding the alarm on the overcrowding and the unprecedented migration crisis for the better part of 18 months,” he said.

“It’s universally accepted now that we do have a crisis.

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“And now, we need targeted changes to the legal framework to get to the heart of the matter.”

In addition, Perez said his department needs help going after people he believes to be willing participants accentuating the crisis.

“Alien smuggling organizations are profiting off the back of this crisis — off the back of children by virtue of smuggling children and using them as virtual passports across the border… to profit their illegal endeavors.

“The targeted changes to the legal framework absolutely have to change to end this crisis.”

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In regard to critiques from lawmakers who claim officials have been less than forthcoming about conditions on the border and have aggravated the situation, Perez said his officers have acted responsibly.

“We have been open and honest about that discussion,” he said.

“We’ve invited congressional delegations every month, multiple times… in addition to all of the oversight that we’ve had to our facilities so that they could see first hand the challenges we are facing.”

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Illinois Democrat and ex-ICE chief spar at hearing about child migrants

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Rep. Jesus Garcia and the former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, Thomas Homan, got into a testy exchange Friday during a House hearing. In it, Garcia, the Illinois Democrat, asked the ex-ICE chief if he didn’t care about migrant children under his watch “because the children don’t look like children that are around you.”

Homan spent much of his testimony before a House Oversight Committee hearing on child separation arguing with Democratic lawmakers who’ve accused Border Patrol agents of mistreating migrant detainees.

“Have you ever held a deceased child in your arms?” Garcia asked Homan.

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“First of all, your comments are disgusting….and yes I have held a 5-year-old boy in my arms and said a prayer for him knowing what his last 30 minutes was like,” Homan replied.

“For you to sit there and insult my integrity and my love for my country and for children … that’s why this whole thing needs to be fixed. And you’re the member of Congress. Fix it,” Homan added.

“We agree on that. But I also disagree with your characterization of immigrants as prone to criminality,” Garcia responded before Chairman Elijah Cummings banged his gavel to restore order.

Several congressional Democrats have blasted the Trump administration and immigration officials over subpar conditions and alleged cruel treatment of migrants in detention facilities across the country. In one notable instance, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., alleged that agents made migrants drink water from toilet bowls. And she compared detention facilities to concentration camps.

For their part, Republicans have brushed those claims aside, saying the toilets have attached sinks and drinking water.

Much of Friday’s hearing focused on the treatment of the migrants who’ve been crossing the U.S.-Mexico border by the tens of thousands each month. Republicans members of the panel chided their Democratic colleagues for downplaying what they called a crisis at the southern border.

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Homan pushed back on some of the rhetoric being used by lawmakers, saying agents have been publicly vilified.

“The same people that vilify [the] Border Patrol for detention conditions are the same people that refuse to answer the call for help until it’s too late,” he said, apparently referring to Democrats who refused to back a bill increasing humanitarian funding by $4.5 billion to the border.

A recent report by government inspectors found overcrowding and inadequate conditions across five detention facilities in Texas. The report documented migrants sleeping on floors, being detained for too long and contending with the lack of a change of clothes.

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Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, broke into tears while recalling what she saw at the border. She criticized those that use the term “illegal immigrant.”

“No one is illegal,” she insisted. “That term is derogatory because it dehumanizes people. You can say any other forms of coming in without regulations or so forth, but the use of “illegal” is disrespectful, and I ask my colleagues to try in so many ways not to dehumanize our immigrant neighbors who are trying to come in for a safe haven.”

Fox News reporter Adam Shaw contributed to this report. 

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9/11’s first responders say House approval of victims’ funding bill is ‘step in the right direction’

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John McClean, a retired New York City firefighter who was among one of the first at the scene on 9/11 and suffers from a multitude of illnesses related to the terrorist attacks, says he’s heartened by Friday’s news that the House overwhelmingly passed a bill to extend the compensation fund for first responders.

Still, this “step in the right direction” does not guarantee funding for more than 40,000 people who have applied for benefits through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Some remain uneasy, with the fund set to run out of money by 2020 and benefit payments slashed.

More than $5 billion in benefits has been awarded out of the fund, with about 21,000 claims pending.

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“My daughter’s only 12,” said McClean, 54, whose ills include respiratory disease and a past heart attack.  “If I die, my pension dies with me — and that’s who I’m worried about.”

McClean, a veteran firefighter who left his post due to illness in 2018, expected to earn nearly $545,000 in compensation because of his inability to work, but his payout to date has been significantly lower, $15,000, a result of a fund that’s drying up.

The Congressional Budget Office on Thursday estimated that another $10.2 billion would be needed to compensate victims through the next 10 years. The bill survivors are pushing asks for a guarantee for the next 70, and lawmakers are unsure where that money will come from.

“It’s going to be a prolonged thing,” McClean told Fox News on Friday. “It’s not something that’s going to end in 10 years as more and more people are getting sick.”

Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Friday he supported the bill but lamented the fact that funding sources aren’t specified.

“Sadly, this bill comes to the floor without any provision to pay for the program,” Collins said. “No provision at all. This bill, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will cost $10.2 billion, and that’s just during the first decade of the seven decades this bill extends the program.”

Michael Barasch, a New York attorney who represents 15,000 first responders with claims through the fund, including McClean, told Fox News “it really doesn’t matter” where the money comes from, as long as victims are assured of financial security for their families.

“This is a necessity and it’s a necessity for responders that came from all over the country when they heard the call,” he said, referencing more than 2,000 firefighters, police officers, federal agents and others who have died from 9/11-related diseases. That number is only expected to climb, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s World Trade Center Health Program.

“So many people are coming down with cancer, so many people are dying of cancer,” Barasch said. “How can you put a price tag on that?”

Still, Barasch says the CBO’s estimate is “well reasoned.”

“I just pray that it won’t be more than that, because if it is more than that, [it] would mean we really have a national health crisis.”

The bill, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan House support, still has to pass the Senate, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has promised to “consider this important legislation soon.”

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More than 40,000 people have applied to the fund, intended to apply to illnesses that are potentially related to having been at New York’s Ground Zero, the Pentagon or Shanksville, Pa., after the attacks.

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India to land rover on Moon in global space race

Taking a giant leap in its space program, India is looking to solidify its place among the world’s space-exploring countries with its second unmanned mission to the Moon, aiming to land a rover near the unexplored lunar south pole.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to a launch a spacecraft using domestic technology on Monday, scheduling to touch down on the Moon Sept. 6 or 7. The $141 million Chandrayaan-2 mission will analyze minerals, map the unexplored south pole’s surface and search for water.

It will “boldly go where no country has ever gone before,” said the ISRO in a statement.

With India growing as the world’s fifth-largest economy, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to show his country’s security and technological prowess on the global stage.

India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite weapon in March, which Modi said demonstrated the country’s capability as a space power alongside the United States, Russia and China. It also plans to send humans into space by 2022, becoming only the fourth nation to do so.

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However, India is not alone in its ambitions as it competes with other nations in the international space race.

The U.S. – which celebrates the 50th anniversary this month of the Apollo 11 mission that made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin the first humans on the moon – is working to send a manned spacecraft to the planetoid’s south pole by 2024. Israel, additionally, attempted to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon back in April but failed when the first privately funded lunar landing crashed.

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An employee playfully hugs a cut-out of a crescent moon at the Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 11, 2019. India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world’s spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

India’s first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1, whose name is Sanskrit for “moon craft,” orbited the Moon in 2008 and helped confirm the presence of water. In 2013-2014, India also sent a satellite into Mars’ orbit in the nation’s first interplanetary mission. The country’s decades-long space research has allowed it to develop satellite, communications and remote sensing technologies that solve everyday problems at home, such as forecasting fish migration and predicting weather conditions like storms and floods.

Critics have questioned the expense of the mission in the 1.3-billion-person country plagued by widespread poverty and high child mortality rates. Author and economic commentator Gurcharan Das, however, said the cost of the second lunar mission is small compared with India’s overall budget and that the moonshot could have a multiplier effect on the economy.

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Das urged India to get the country’s private sector more involved in the mission’s research and development, which he said could yield “huge benefits” beyond the realm of space exploration.

Chandrayaan-2 will have a lunar orbiter, lander and a rover. The lander will carry a camera, seismometer, a thermal instrument and a NASA-supplied laser retroreflector to help calculate the distance between the Earth and the moon.

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Many are interested in the lunar south pole because of its largely-shadowed portion, presenting a greater possibility of water. Water is an essential ingredient for life, and finding it is part of science’s greater goal of determining whether there is life elsewhere in our solar system; India’s rover will be the first to look for water at the south pole.

“These days, it has become the place to go,” said space expert Nandivada Rathnasree.

Fox News’ Morgan Cheung and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Pence visits migrant detention center near southern border to ‘see firsthand the humanitarian crisis’

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Vice President Mike Pence visited a migrant detention center in Texas on Friday to “see firsthand the humanitarian crisis” at the southern border.

Pence — he was joined by lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee — visited the Donna Holding Facility amid concerns about the migrant surge and poor conditions at detention centers. The centers include people who have crossed into the U.S. illegally, and those claiming asylum from Central America.

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During the visit, Pence approached a small group of children and asked them in English – a handler translated to Spanish – if they were comfortable and being taken care of. The children nodded yes.

“God bless you,” Pence said before walking away, according to a pool report.

Earlier, the vice president called for securing the border to stop illegal immigration, calling it a “humanitarian crisis.”

“.@SecondLady and I are traveling down to Texas where we will see firsthand the humanitarian crisis at the border. We MUST secure our border for the safety of the American people and the victims of dangerous human trafficking cartels,” Pence tweeted Friday.

Later Friday, Pence participated in a roundtable briefing with Border Patrol agents at the McAllen Border Patrol Station in Texas.

The visit came as progressive Democrats testified on Capitol Hill, ripping into the Trump administration over the detention centers.

At the hearing, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Corte. D-N.Y., said, “This is a manufactured crisis because the cruelty is manufactured.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, shed tears as she recalled what she saw at the border, and she scolded Trump and others for using the phrase “illegal immigrants.”

“No one is illegal,” she said. “That term is derogatory because it dehumanizes people. You can say any other forms of coming in without regulations or so forth but the use of illegal is disrespectful, and I ask my colleagues to try in so many ways not to dehumanize our immigrant neighbors who are trying to come in for a safe haven.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Trump tells Congress to ‘immediately’ approve Mexico-Canada trade deal, says US moving past ‘stupid years’ of trade policy

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President Trump on Friday pushed for Congress to “immediately” approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), arguing in a Wisconsin speech that his administration is moving the country past “stupid years” of trade policies.

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Bashing the economic policies of previous administrations, saying they allowed factories to close, Trump said in Milwaukee: “Those days are over…I call them the stupid years. But now we’re back into the really smart years.”

Standing in front of a backdrop with the letters “USMCA,” Trump pushed Congress to approve the new trade deal “and send it to my desk immediately.” The president was visiting Derco Aerospace Inc., a subsidiary of aviation giant Lockheed Martin that provides parts, logistics and repair services to fixed-wing aircraft.

“We shouldn’t be playing around,” Trump said. “And every day that goes by, it gets more and more political, because we get closer and closer to the election.”

At Trump’s insistence, the U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to an update of the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But the new agreement faces opposition from many House Democratic lawmakers and labor unions.

“NAFTA was a disaster for this country and we’re going to be replacing that very soon, hopefully with the USMCA,” Trump said.

Canada and Mexico are Wisconsin’s top two foreign export markets. Last year, the state exported $31 million worth of products to Canada and $15.2 million worth of products to Mexico, according to census data.

“Let it be a bipartisan bill,” Trump said Friday. “I don’t want credit for it. Let it be a partisan bill, the USMCA. For years, members of Congress have demanded a replacement to NAFTA. Now they finally have the best replacement that they could ever even imagine.”

In the end, it comes down to whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would bring a bill to the House floor that would implement the necessary changes to enact the new deal. Pelosi insists that changes are needed to generate Democratic support, and has appointed a working group to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on finding ways to ease Democratic lawmakers’ concerns.

Mexico last month became the first of the three nations to ratify the agreement.

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The White House recently moved to ease the passage of the agreement by lifting tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico.

Labor unions, a key Democratic constituency, are seeking assurances that Mexico will enforce enhanced labor standards for workers there because that would reduce the incentive for U.S. companies to move their plants and jobs south of the border. The new deal requires Mexico to encourage independent unions that will bargain for higher wages and better working conditions.

Democrats are also voicing concerns over language that would give pharmaceutical companies 10 years’ protection from cheaper competition in a category of ultra-expensive drugs called biologics, which are made from living cells. The need to curb high drug prices has become a rallying cry for voters of all political stripes.

Fox News’ Frank Miles and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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