Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) on Thursday said he was “stunned” by the GOP’s decision to scrap the truck deal, adding that he’s “not optimistic” that President Donald Trump will move forward with it.
“I am shocked by this decision.
I don’t know how they could think this would make any sense,” Coons told The Hill in a telephone interview.
“They have never been able to come up with a way to get this done, to do it in a way that’s going to actually benefit our people, the workers, and make this deal work.
This is the worst mistake I’ve ever seen in politics.
I hope the president’s going, ‘Well, I’ll figure out how to do that later.’
I hope he doesn’t make the mistake.”
The truck deal was signed in 2015 with Democratic President Barack Obama’s backing, but the administration has been criticized for failing to adequately monitor the health and safety of the millions of trucks produced in the U.S. in recent years.
The deal was designed to be a long-term investment for the U