Donald Trump has vowed to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal — and as president he’d be empowered to stop the agreement even if Congress passes it.
“In a way, it would almost be worse to pass it and renege, than not to pass it in the first place,” said Bill Reinsch, a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center think tank and former president of the National Foreign Trade Council. “It seems to me it would put us in even worse shape in the region than we would be if we had never passed it in the first place. So, I would hope they would both think twice before they did that.”
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