TPP has already caused worldwide damage: President Trump

11 November 2016: Even if the TPP never goes into effect, its damage will be felt worldwide - in the form of the election of President Donald Trump, writes Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.
 
Wallach explains that the TPP was a “potent symbol of business-as-usual in Washington” and the "growing corporate power over every facet of our lives,” throughout the 2016 US Presidential election campaign.
 
Trump’s opposition to the deal allowed him to tap in to that sentiment and ultimately was a factor in his election: despite him being (according to Wallach) "a multinational corporation masquerading as a racist, misogynistic, narcissistic man”.
 
Read her article here and AFTINET’s analysis of the impact of Trump’s election here.