The deals have allowed the Trump administration to get a number of quick profits and generated quick profits for U.S. farmers, ranchers, lobsters and other sectors that Mr. Trump has tried to support. But they have also drawn criticism from the business community for omitted many sectors of the economy, especially those where trade negotiations tend to be the most difficult. Economic leaders have called on the government to continue negotiating broader trade agreements. A comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) between nations, however, is unlikely in the near future, Lighthizer noted at a virtual event hosted this week by the American Chamber of Commerce. “The reality is that there is currently no support for a free trade agreement within the Democratic Party in the United States,” he noted.