Trump axes trade deal that Collins says would have been bad for WNY

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 January 2017 at 4:47 pm

President Donald Trump today signed an executive order pulling the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade deal between the United States and 11 Pacific countries.

Trump campaigned against the trade deal, saying it would result in a loss of American jobs.

Congressman Chris Collins, R-Clarence, released this statement following Trump’s executive order:

“Americans across the country are witnessing President Trump deliver on his promise to put America first and take back our stolen jobs,” Collins said. “Western New Yorkers know all too well the failures of poorly negotiated free trade agreements. Our shuttered factories and decimated population are daily reminders that there is a vast difference between free trade and fair trade. Western New York’s middle class is rejoicing that we now have a president who backs up his rhetoric with actions to protect American jobs.”

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