Donald Trump has announced plans to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The president-elect believes that the treaty is detrimental to the country’s best interests without delving into detail as to what aspects of it would hurt our nation. He called it a “disaster” that is being brought forward by those looking to “rape our country.”
Trump added that withdrawing from the TPP is one of the moves he’s making to help take back control of the U.S. economy. The trade deal was signed in 2015 by 12 of the world’s largest nations, including the U.S., Mexico, Japan, Australia and Canada, which comprise 40% of the world’s economy.
It was designed to deepen economic ties and help improve growth, while also enforcing environmental standards and labor laws. Trump said that the alternative he would seek would be some sort of deal that would be fair and it will help to bring jobs and industry back to the U.S.
Another of Trump’s plans that he has restated include enforcing visa laws and reducing “job-killing restrictions” on coal production.
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