Several labor, environmental, digital, and food groups are celebrating President Trump's withdrawal of the U.S. from the trade pact known as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP, but they have some choice words for the President moving forward.
FOX's Jessica Rosenthal reports:
Labor and union groups have long opposed TPP, saying the deal makes it far easier to ship jobs overseas. Now that President Trump has signed an order backing out of the deal, these groups are happy, but cautiously so.
Jeremy Malcolm with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says they opposed TPP over issues having to do with internet use, copyright rules, and foreign companies broad rights to sue governments:
(Malcolm) "What we're more concerned with going forward, is that we're not going to repeat the same mistakes because President Trump has indicated he intends to renegotiate NAFTA."
The AFL CIO called it a first step, but promised a relentless campaign to end special privileges for foreign investors and Big Pharma and Public Citizen, which represented hundreds of groups in their opposition, cited concerns that NAFTA shouldn't be renegotiated by, as they call them, "corporate elites."
Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News.