TRUMP WITHDRAWS USA FROM TPP
In one of his first official acts as president, Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade arrangement championed by former President Barack Obama.
Trump promised to back the U.S. out of the TPP – a free trade agreement linking 12 Pacific Rim nations – while running for the White House, and opposition to the deal was also voiced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) during his unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Supporters of TPP argued it would help American exporters; opponents argued that it cost American jobs.
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