The Hill’s Gerald Celente reports on the candidates vying to be the next president of the United States.
| AP Photo Obama administration: President Obama ‘wants a trade agreement’ in a deal with GOP President Donald Trump.
The White House says it wants to have a trade pact in place by the end of this year, and that the president is still considering his options.
The president has repeatedly expressed interest in pursuing a deal, and in October, he even proposed a bilateral trade deal with Republican lawmakers in a private meeting with House Republicans.
But Republicans are skeptical of the administration’s sincerity.
They say the president has already made his own trade-deals with other countries.
“It’s important for the American people to know what President Obama’s views are on these issues and why we should not trade with them,” said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas).
“He wants a trade accord.”