President Trump kills TPP, initiates federal hiring freeze, restores Mexico City policy with executive orders

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Trump signs executive order taking US out of the TPP — Screengrab: YouTube

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders that killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), put a freeze on federal hiring and restored the Mexico City policy, which bans federal money from being used to fund abortions.

“We’ve been talking about this for a long time … a great thing for the American worker,” Trump said after signing the order killing former President Obama’s signature trade deal.

According to Breitbart:

Trump senior advisors stood and watched Trump sign the executive orders as senior advisor Reince Priebus announced each order as it was signed.

Trump specified that the hiring freeze for federal workers would not apply to the military.

Rick Manning, president of the conservative Americans for a Limited Government, praised the move in a statement issued Monday morning:

“Elections have consequences, and the globalists lost with the victory of President Trump in November. The Trans-Pacific Partnership was always an ill-conceived attempt to usurp U.S. sovereignty and harm American workers by shifting more production overseas. President Trump’s withdrawal from the TPP keeps his promise to put America first and to refocus U.S. trade policy away from massive, multinational deals to bilateral agreements that serve U.S. interests. Many politicians say one thing in a campaign, and do another once elected. Ending the TPP was a foundational part of the Trump campaign agenda, and today, Trump has demonstrated to the American people that when he said it was a ‘bad, bad deal’ he meant it.”


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