Trump Gains Himself Some Unexpected Allies With TPP Move – 3%

Trump Gains Himself Some Unexpected Allies With TPP Move

President Donald Trump landed himself the support of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders,  AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and Teamsters Union president James Hoffa by withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Monday.

The 12-nation free-trade agreement was heavily criticized by President Trump on the campaign trail, and his executive order fulfilled a campaign promise to tear up the agreement. President Trump is now seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement

As the leader of the largest union in the U.S., Richard Trumka backed Hillary Clinton in the presidential election — but he sided with Trump Monday. “Today’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from TPP and seeking a reopening of NAFTA is an important first step toward a trade policy that works for working people,” Trumka said in a statement.

The Teamsters Union, with over 1 million members, also signaled their support for Trump. Hoffa, the union’s president, said: “Today, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With this decision, the president has taken the first step toward fixing 30 years of bad trade policies that have cost working Americans millions of good-paying jobs.”

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