Pacific Trade Deal Sailing Off


Staff writer


Trumps first act in office is keeping his promise. On Monday, January 23, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). He also signed two other executive orders, one including reinstating the Mexico City Police. The Mexico City Police was founded in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan; this order serves as a blockage of federal funding for international family planning for charities, but there is a catch. The plan cannot promote abortion.


The TPP is a trade agreement with twelve Pacific Rim nations. The TPP creates free trade stretching from Japan to China. Trump promises to pull the U.S. out of the TPP. He said the TPP is “a horrible deal” and a “potential disaster.” In a meeting with businesses Monday morning, Trump said, “We want to make our products here.” He also vowed to retaliate against businesses that closed U.S. factories in favor of foreign plants. 
The other executive order President Trump signed is a hiring freeze. The order states a “freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch”, President Donald Trump said through the Office of the Press Secretary. However, the order does not apply to military personnel.

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