Donald Trump is making good on some of his campaign promises. Today, he signed an executive order officially pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He also signed an executive order imposing a federal hiring freeze and reinstated a ban on providing federal funding to international groups that perform abortions or support the option.
Trump in the Oval Office today Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
US President Donald Trump signed on Monday an executive order withdrawing America from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which his predecessor Barack Obama signed two years ago.
Three days after being sworn in as president, Trump signed the executive order that officially pulls the US out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, fulfilling one of his campaign promises. The trade deal was a major trademark deal of Obama. Trump called the executive order he signed a “great thing for the American worker.”
During an official ceremony in the Oval Office, Trump also signed an executive order imposing a federal hiring freeze. Before signing the documents, Trump met with top manufacturing companies and promised to cut regulations and taxes massively. However, Trump warned that he plans to impose a tax if the same companies move their manufacturing jobs outside of the US.
Another executive order signed by Trump today that reinstates a ban on providing federal funding to international groups that perform abortions or support the option.