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The American retreat
Feb 5, 2017 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Two weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, and he's already reshaped America's role in the world. Our presence on the global stage is shrinking, and we will come to regret it.

One of Trump's first actions as president was to sign an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multination Pacific Rim trade deal including Japan, Peru and Vietnam.

The Obama administration painstakingly negotiated TPP, as the trade deal was known, over the course of years.

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