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Watch: Trump vows to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership on day one of office

News Agencies | First published: 22 November 2016, 8:18 IST
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US President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on his first day in office, calling it "a potential disaster for the country."

Trump in his first video-message yesterday, after being elected as the President of the US, outlined concrete steps that he will take to "Drain the Swamp" in Washington DC and put America First by focusing on the issues of trade, energy, regulation, national security, immigration and ethics reform.

My agenda will be based on a simple core principle: putting America First. Whether its producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right here, in our great homeland: America ? creating wealth and jobs for American workers," Trump said.

"As part of this plan, Ive asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws and bring back our jobs. Its about time," he said listing out some of the key steps that he would take.

"On trade, I am going to issue our notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country. Instead, we will negotiate fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores," Trump said.

On energy, he will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy ? including shale energy and clean coal ? creating many millions of high-paying jobs.

 
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