US president elect nominates Lighthizer as US trade representative

President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is nominating lawyer Robert Lighthizer as US trade representative, picking an experienced trade official who has questioned the conservative movement's commitment to free trade.

Lighthizer, who served as deputy US Trade Representative under President Ronald Reagan, will play a key role in Trump's trade agenda. The president-elect has vigorously opposed the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, but has said he would negotiate one-on-one trade deals with individual countries.

Source: VOV5