“That’s going to put U.S. businesses and U.S. workers at a disadvantage,” Mr. Earnest said of the deal’s demise.
The president pushed the 12-nation agreement as the biggest economic proposal of his second term.
Mr. Earnest also said it’s likely that Mr. Trump’s “deeply disappointing” action will benefit China.
“Right now, even as we speak, China is seeking to advance their own trade agreement with countries in this region,” he said...more