It might be time for McCain to retire. The Arizona senator said Trump’s departure from the Trans-Pacific Partnership was an error that would weaken the U.S. position in Asia and “have lasting consequences for America’s economy.” What’s the verdict? Is he a little out of touch? Let us know below.
“President Trump‘s decision to formally withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a serious mistake that will have lasting consequences for America’s economy and our strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region,” McCain said in a statement.
“This decision will forfeit the opportunity to promote American exports, reduce trade barriers, open new markets, and protect American invention and innovation,” McCain said. “It will create an opening for China to rewrite the economic rules of the road at the expense of American workers. And it will send a troubling signal of American disengagement in the Asia-Pacific region at a time we can least afford it.”