Trump Trumps Trade Talks: TPP To Go On Day One

Posted on Tue 11/22/2016 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull flew all the way over to Peru for trade talks with APEC leaders that meant nothing without Donald Trump there. Now Trump sets the agenda by announcing the Trans Pacific Partnership will be scrapped on the day he takes over.

Oh, and coal will be unleashed.

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump says the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day in the White House.

He made the announcement in a video message outlining what he intends to do first when he takes office in January.

The TPP trade deal was signed by 12 countries which together cover 40% of the world’s economy.

The Republican also pledged to reduce “job-killing restrictions” on coal production and stop visa abuses.

This news comes from the BBC, which cannot help itself. It adds this news report with this gratuitous aside:

His surprise election win two weeks ago has sparked protests across the U.S.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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