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“We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Trump said as he signed the executive order in an Oval Office ceremony on Monday.
He also called the order a “great thing for the American worker”.
In the same ceremony, Trump also signed an order imposing a federal hiring freeze and a directive banning US non-governmental organizations receive federal funding from providing abortions abroad.
Promoted by Washington and signed by 12 countries in 2015, the TPP had yet to go into effect and US withdrawal is likely to sound its death knell.
Its signatories are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Brunei. They together represent 40 percent of the world economy.
That’s not all: The President will sign as many as 200 executive orders today
President-elect Donald Trump will sign as many as 200 executive orders on Monday, Judge Andrew Napolitano told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on Wednesday night.
The Fox News judicial analyst said Trump will likely target a wide range of Obama administration policies including on immigration, the environment, and guns.
“On the executive orders, he told me he expected to be signing 200 orders on Monday,” Napolitano said. “He will decide what he needed to sign on Friday.”
Background: TPP – The Dirtiest Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of