Trump says U.S., Mexico, Canada trade pact 'looking good'

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a meeting on education inside the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Efforts to finalize the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) were “looking good,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday shortly before U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was scheduled to discuss the trade deal at a news conference.

Separately, the White House earlier on Tuesday said Trump had spoken with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday “to discuss the significant progress toward finalizing” the pact.

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Ginger Gibson, Editing by Franklin Paul