In a speech on the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican Party candidate Donald Trump promised to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership if elected. He argued that the deal would “undermine” the United States. The economy and its independence.   On November 21, 2016, in a video message, Trump outlined an economic strategy to “put America first,” saying he would “negotiate fair bilateral trade agreements that will bring jobs and industry back to U.S. shores.” As part of that plan, Trump confirmed his intention, on his first day in office, for the United States to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.    McConnell claimed that the TPP would not be considered at the Lame Duck meeting of Congress before Trump`s inauguration.  A 2016 study by political scientist Todd Allee and Andrew Lugg of the University of Maryland concludes that of the 74 previous trade agreements signed by TPP members since 1995, the TPP text is most similar to that of the previous United States. . . .