As rumors swirled that President Trump instructed aides to look into getting the U.S. back in the managed trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Critics noted how sweeping some regulations were in the so-called “free trade” deal including “green” initiatives.
But President Trump put those rumors to rest after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Abe, tweeting on Tuesday night:
While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don’t like the deal for the United States. Too many contingencies and no way to get out if it doesn’t work. Bilateral deals are far more efficient, profitable and better for OUR workers. Look how bad WTO is to U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
This will be music to the ears of conservatives who were worried Trump had gone wobbly on a major campaign promise.
Staying out of the deal is certainly a good deal for Americans who voted for the President.
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