Obama administration admits defeat after congressional leaders from both parties say they will not bring trade deal forward during lame-duck session.
White House officials conceded on Friday that the president’s hard-fought-for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would not pass Congress, as lawmakers there prepared for the anti-global trade policies of President-elect Donald Trump.
Earlier this week, congressional leaders in both parties said they would not bring the trade deal forward during a lame-duck session of Congress, before the formal transition of power on 20 January.
Not this time John. Hopefully we can kick your sorry ass out next year, before you can do more damage.