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Liberal talk show host praises Trump for new trade deal with Mexico, Canada: ‘Winning’

Liberals are praising President Donald Trump for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Liberal late-night TV show host Trevor Noah had some genuine praise for President Donald Trump's new, renegotiated trade deal with Mexico and Canada on Monday night.

The new deal, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement — or USMCA — was reached on Sunday after months of negotiations.

What did he say?

Noah celebrated Trump for securing a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico in a monologue that was rife with praise.

"Believe it or not, this weekend, Donald Trump — for the first time — delivered on the winning part," Noah explained, pointing to positive media coverage of the new trade deal.

Explaining that the new deal would require that Canada permit American farmers greater dairy market access, Noah applauded the president for effectively protecting U.S. jobs.

"People said it would be bad to elect a bully as president, but now America is literally taking Canada’s milk money," Noah said. "So I guess it worked. It worked.

"Jokes aside, this deal looks like it will help American car makers and farmers, and protect a lot of U.S.-based jobs," he continued. "I don't know if this is historic news for the entire world, but it is a big deal, so I understand why Donald Trump wanted to take a victory lap."

Unable to resist a joke at the president's expense, Noah added, "And clearly, he took the victory lap inside a tanning bed."

You can watch the Comedy Central host's remarks in the video below.

Anything else?

Noah isn't the only liberal singing Trump's praises for the new trade deal.

On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that Trump deserved praise for the new deal.

"As someone who voted against NAFTA and opposed it for many years, I knew it needed fixing," Schumer said. "The president deserves praise for taking large steps to improve it.

"However, any final agreement must be judged on how it benefits and protects middle-class families and the working people in our country," he added.

Schumer noted that he wants to see the enforcement of labor provisions.

"Two areas where I particularly want to see the details are dairy, where our dairy farmers are being taken advantage of by Canada, and real enforcement of labor provisions," Schumer explained. "Labor provisions are good, but too often they are written into trade bills and never enforced."

He concluded, "If a final agreement is signed by all three countries, I also look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to write ‘implementing legislation’ to ensure the deal actually achieves these goals."

You can read more details on the background of the trade deal here and here.

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