A most-unlikely ally spoke words of support for President Trump on Monday.
Bernie Sanders praised the President for ending American involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (via Allen West).
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“I am glad the Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead and gone,” Sanders said. “For the last 30 years, we have had a series of trade deals – including the North American Free Trade Agreement, permanent normal trade relations with China and others – which have cost us millions of decent-paying jobs and caused a ‘race to the bottom’ which has lowered wages for American workers. Now is the time to develop a new trade policy that helps working families, not just multinational corporations. If President Trump is serious about a new policy to help American workers, then I would be delighted to work with him.”
Other Democrats in Congress followed the former presidential candidate’s lead and expressed their support as well.
Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin tweeted (via The Washington Post):
Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania made a statement as well:
“I support President Trump’s issuing of an executive orders that will pull the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and his recent steps to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA has adversely impacted middle class families in Pennsylvania and the TPP would have cost jobs and hurt income growth, which is why I voted against fast tracking the deal in 2015.”
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This praise comes after President Trump signed an Executive Order that rescinded the United States’ membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday morning.