Bernie Sanders urges President Donald Trump to scrap the new North American Free Trade Agreement

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) next to US President Donald Tru...

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) next to US President Donald Trump (C) after signing a new free trade agreement in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018, on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit. (AFP photo)

US presidential contender Bernie Sanders has called on President Donald Trump not to allow big corporations to “send our jobs to Mexico” through his replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

"The NAFTA treaty that Trump renegotiated with Mexico will still allow companies like General Motors to send our jobs to Mexico," Sanders said, according to an excerpt of his remarks sent to The Hill Saturday.

The Vermont senator, running as an Independent for the 2020 presidential election, made the same point also on Twitter in regard to Trump’s deal with Canada and Mexico."So today, I challenge Donald Trump: For once in your life, keep your campaign promises. Go back to the drawing board on NAFTA," he added. "Do not send this treaty to Congress until it includes strong and swift enforcement mechanisms to raise the wages of workers and to prevent corporations from outsourcing American jobs to Mexico."

Last year, the president made a new deal with the US neighbors to replace NAFTA.

Following over a year of negotiations aimed at revamping NAFTA, the US and Canada announced in a statement in October 2018 that they finalized the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the nearly 25-year-old NAFTA.Sanders has been on a tour of the Midwest to promote his 2020 campaign.

The senator endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

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