Plot Twist: Trump and the TPP?
President Trump proposed rejoining the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership on Thursday, a pact he dubbed a “horrible deal” on the campaign trail. The TPP aimed to encourage trade between twelve countries that border the Pacific Ocean by reducing tariffs and forming deep economic ties among the nations in hopes of one day creating a common market. One of the president’s core campaign promises was to get the US out of the TPP, which he did days after entering office. Now Trump is reconsidering his stance as a result of complaints from Republican lawmakers. Although the future of U.S. involvement in TPP is uncertain, the presidential Twitter account should bring clarity to the situation in the days to come.
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