Trump told his advisors to look at re-entering TPP, Sasse as well as Roberts say

President Donald Trump reads an executive order withdrawing the US by the Trans-Pacific Partnership prior to signing which from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 23, 2017.

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President Donald Trump reads an executive order withdrawing the US by the Trans-Pacific Partnership prior to signing which from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 23, 2017.

“which cheating needs to be countered. yet the single best way we can counter which will be by leading all the rule of law nations from the Pacific who would likely rather be aligned with the U.S. than be aligned with China,” he said.

Still, which may be too late for the U.S. to become part of the TPP again as the different countries have signed on to a completely new deal.

In March, the 11 remaining nations signed a trade agreement called the Comprehensive as well as Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. which has not yet been ratified by enough countries to take effect.

Members include Australia, Japan, completely new Zealand, Singapore as well as Vietnam. With the original deal, the nations intended in part to counter China’s economic influence from the region.

On Thursday, Sasse suggested Trump thinks the U.S. could still join in on the agreement. The president reaffirmed “multiple times” which he believes which may be easier to join the agreement right now, the senator said.

Still, he added he does not “speak for” the administration as well as said the White House may want to negotiate “lots of particulars.”

Roberts, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said the U.S. rejoining TPP “would likely be Great news all through our farm country.”

In January, Trump told CNBC he would likely join TPP again if he could make a “substantially better deal.” He argued the agreement as previously crafted was “terrible.”

Trump’s proposed tariffs on China prompted Beijing to propose retaliatory tariffs on many American products like soybeans. Trump has said he thinks those measures were meant to specifically target farming states which are an important part of the president’s political support.

Trump’s tariff moves have put Republican lawmakers by agricultural states in a difficult spot ahead of critical midterm elections in November.

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