VOA: Trump Pledges to Kill TPP Trade Deal on 1st Day in Office
President-elect Donald Trump says his first day in office will include issuing formal notification the United States is withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, part of a series of moves based on his focus on "putting America first."
In a video message posted to YouTube Monday, Trump called the TPP a "potential disaster" for the U.S.
"Instead, we will negotiate, fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores," he said.
Throughout his campaign for president Trump opposed the TPP, which involves 12 Asia-Pacific nations, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. He touted his negotiating ability and said he would get new agreements that benefit the U.S.
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