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Trump cuts economic ties with Trans Pacific Partnership

Staff Writer |
President Trump signed three executive orders on trade, among which maybe the most important is the one that withdraws the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Another reinstates the Mexico City Policy dealing with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and abortion access, and a third freezes federal workforce hiring.

TPP would have make the U.S. and 11 nations in the Asia-Pacific region work together under an agreement that would have eliminated thousands of tariffs and streamlined regulations. The countries involved in the deal collectively conduct 40 percent of global trade.

“Everyone knows what that means, right? We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Trump said as he signed the order withdrawing the U.S. from the TPP. “Great thing for the American worker, what we just did.”

As he signed the federal workforce hiring freeze, Mr. Trump noted that the military was exempted from the hiring freeze.

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