President Trump has formally begun the process of withdrawing from Trans-Pacific Partnership

Throughout the campaign cycle, Republican President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked trade deals and pledged to get the United States out of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade agreement has been a constant political focus for months, with conservatives and libertarians joining President Trump in opposition.

Interestingly enough, it was also opposed by progressives such as Senator Bernie Sanders. Opposition to the agreement provides a unique opportunity for various grassroots movements to unite against the political spectrum.

Until now, the only thing left was for the President to follow through on one of his biggest campaign promises.

Targeting the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a part of a bigger agenda to put the United States of America first and take a stand against the globalist agenda.

It has now been confirmed that President Trump will be using an executive order to begin the process of withdrawing from Trans-Pacific Partnership, as well as renegotiate NAFTA. NAFTA, which stands for North American Free Trade Agreement, has been another constant target as part of President Trump’s America First agenda.

Now the process of withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership is in progress, according to breaking news from the Associated Press.

This early move establishes credibility to his agenda, which many viewed as mere campaign rhetoric that wouldn’t be followed through on. With the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership proposal in progress, President Trump is taking a defiant step in the right direction.

The next question is how the world will respond.

The governments of the world, like all politics, have become globally intertwined and it’s not often that countries think of themselves individually. The Brexit vote that saw the United Kingdom vote to sever ties with the European Union shocked the world. Trade deals, unions, and other globalist entities are becoming more common in our new world.

The brakes may be coming to a screeching halt.

In this moment, individuals like Senator Sanders and his colleague Senator Elizabeth Warren would be wise to issue words of support. Despite whatever other policy agreements exist, it’s important that America put its own citizens first. Progressives, like many conservatives and libertarians, seem to understand this.

Given that the trade agreement has not been ratified by Congress, it has not had any effect to this point on the American economy. If ratified, however, the results could be devastating to the working class and many manufacturers, as President Trump himself often pointed out.

This does send the signal to the world that President Donald Trump’s America First rhetoric is real. As Democrats question his credibility, he provides legitimacy to one of his major pledges. The campaign promises are going to translate into action, starting with a withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership proposal. Next on the agenda will be the North American Free Trade Agreement. From there, there are a number of possibilities. Would President Trump consider leaving the United Nations?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership needs to be defeated. Withdrawing the United States from the proposal is the correct first step and President Trump did the right thing.

Chris Dixon is a liberty activist and writer from Maine. In addition to being Managing Editor for the Liberty Conservative, he also writes the Bangor Daily News blog "Undercover Porcupine" and for sports website Cleatgeeks.

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  1. This is one area that I strongly disagree with in regards to Trump’s America first rhetoric and his followers. It demonstrates economic ignorance. I hope that the other countries involved in the TPP will honor their commitment to free trade among themselves. They, their citizens, will reap the rewards.

    Some of the long term effects of Trump’s protectionist policies will result in higher consumer prices and further automation and unemployment for lower skilled workers.

    Free trade offers tremendous economic benefits for both parties. It increase jobs overall, increases income and wealth, offers us access to diverse products and skilled laborers, and promoted competition.

    Crony Capitalism marches on under the guise of saving American jobs.

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