Sanders slams Trump's proposal to rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sanders slams Trump's proposal to rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sanders slams Trump's proposal to rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership

US President Donald Trump has asked top administration officials to look into rejoining talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, from which the US withdrew past year, rural legislators said.

"It is good news that today the President directed Larry Kudlow and Ambassador Lighthizer to negotiate US entry into TPP", Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, said in a statement.

"He multiple times reaffirmed the point that TPP might be easier to join now", Sasse said.

The TPP is a trade agreement the United States, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, and a number of other countries signed in early 2016, aiming to strengthen was meant to strengthen economic ties between the countries and give them more leverage in dealing with China. China has responded to Mr. Trump's threat of tariffs on as much as $150 billion worth of Chinese goods by placing its own tariffs on American pork, and threatening taxes on soybeans, sorghum, corn and beef.

"In a series of broken promises President Trump made to the working people of this country, rejoining the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the biggest yet".

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says Trump wants "to see if we couldn't take another look at TPP". Sasse and other congressional advocates for agricultural trade have been pushing ever since to re-enter the. It's a harsh word - it's a rape of our country.

Eleven other Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping trade agreement last month that came together after the USA pulled out.

"Increasing trade in this area of the world would be a boon to American businesses and American workers, and it would give us a leg up on our economic competitors, including one we hear a lot about on the campaign trail these days: China", he wrote. But farm organizations, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and many other groups supported the agreement as critical to opening markets for grain, meat and other products. Ben Sasse of Nebraska said Thursday after meeting with Trump at the White House. He repeatedly criticized the agreement, calling it a "horrible" deal and a "disaster".

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