Asian media is reporting that the United States has departed from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, but apparently, the White House has yet to get the memo.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 22, 2017
Directly after Trump was sworn in the President, and his team announced that the United States would be departing from the Trans Pacific Partnership.
The White House on Friday also announced a renegotiation of NAFTA, the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement. The move comes amidst stark criticism that the United States is retreating inward, or becoming “protectionist.”
Several other countries around the world are adopting similar policies, and given the tide of populism the world is set to become a much more nationalistic place. Which is every countries governmental responsibility, to put their people first.
Trump stated in his inaugural speech;
Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another — but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered — but the jobs left, and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
That all changes — starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country.
A departure from the Trans-Pacific Partnership would mean good things for America; only time will tell how all of this plays out.