For Immediate Release
On Reports That President Trump Is Open to Rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Statement of Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
WASHINGTON - As news reports have emerged that at a meeting this morning President Trump told a gathering of farm-state Senators he was directing his advisers to look into rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, commented:
“Given the central role TPP opposition played in the election and Trump widely touting withdrawal from it, despite it already being dead in Congress, to declare he had delivered on a major trade promise, his reversing course could bring short term joy to Democratic campaign operatives but for the rest of the country it would signal that Trump does not give a crap about working people and cannot be trusted on anything.”
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