Trump to take another look at TPP 'disaster'

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It's not the Trump Administration, it's an adventure, and on Thursday there was a glint of good news on trade of all things.

To that end, he has asked US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and top economic adviser Larry Kudlow "to take another look at whether or not a better deal could be negotiated", she said.

Who knows if this was merely another please-the-crowd attempt that will vanish like a tweet.

Still, you couldn't fairly say that Trump didn't keep any of his populist campaign promises - or at least, you couldn't say that until today.

Trump has been critical of TPP, not holding back.

During his first week in office, Trump withdrew the USA from the TPP.

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Eleven countries signed the agreement last month.

In his remarks on Thursday, Trump cited a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that the he interpreted as a signal China is about to open its markets to more USA goods.

"I'm concerned that some USA positions around labor standards, environmental standards and intellectual property protections, we may not get as much as we want in the agreement now if we would have if we stayed in the negotiations and not be seen as a fickle partner", Bauerle-Danzman says. Roberts says it would be "good news all throughout farm country".

However, Pompeo said he had supported TPP as a member of Congress and added: "There is an economic component to what China is trying to do".

Trump suggested in February he could be open to rejoining the trade bloc during a news conference with Malcolm Turnbull, the prime minister of Australia, which is in the CPTPP.

Sanders said in the statement that the United States must rewrite its trade policies to benefit U.S. workers, not just the CEOs of large, multinational corporations.

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Trump has been highly critical of the 2016 trade deal, especially when he was a presidential candidate.

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Kennedy says what was presented as a tariff on foreign steel has effectively become a tax on USA manufactures such as his company.

Politicians, including some from his own party, are anxious that he is leading the United States into a damaging economic battle with China, after levying tariffs on steel and aluminium and threatening taxes on billions more in Chinese goods.

The administration is also considering the possibility of the federal government aiding farmers harmed by retaliatory tariffs from China, according to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and advocacy groups.

Trump's opening remarks at the meeting also touched on ongoing negotiations regarding NAFTA, which he said are "coming along great".

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At the time, President Barack Obama said the deal "puts American workers first".

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