Trump Signs Executive Order Withdrawing From TPP
President Trump signed three executive orders on Monday, including one withdrawing the United States from involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
The TPP, a giant and semi-secret 12-member free-trade agreement advocated by the Obama administration, aimed to deepen economic ties between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations, cut taxes and foster trade to boost economic growth in the process, FoxNews.com reported.
"We’ve been talking about this for a long time," Trump said, as he signed the document. He called the order to pull out of TPP a “great thing for the American worker.”
On "The Five," Kimberly Guilfoyle called the decision a "strong move" and said it was consistent with a promise Trump repeated often on the campaign trail.
"It's indicative of his intention to keep that promise and help working families," she said.
Greg Gutfeld was skeptical of the move because so many on the political left applauded it.
"Socialists are thrilled," Gutfeld said, adding that their reasoning for supporting the order is because it can be used as an instance to criticize capitalism.
Notably, Teamsters Union president James Hoffa praised Trump's decision, calling it "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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