Trump: TPP a “job killer” and Australian refugee deal “dumb”

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is hopeful the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will survive with just 11 nations after Mr Trump withdrew the US from it just days into his presidency.

Mr Trump told the rally the TPP was a job killer and said he would pursue his pre-election plan of striking “tremendous” one-on-one trade deals with countries so the US does not “get caught in quicksand”.

“I followed through on my promise to withdraw from the job killing disaster known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” Mr Trump said to loud cheers.

Mr Turnbull and Mr Trump infamously clashed in a January 28 phone call about the refugee deal the prime minister struck with President Barack Obama last year.

Mr Trump has reluctantly said he will honour the deal despite calling it “dumb”, but the refugees currently held on Nauru and Manus Island will only be allowed into the US if they pass “extreme vetting”.

New Zealand has been wanting its share of them for years now, but the Aussies are hell bent on sending them to the United States instead. ?

The president did not hold back at the rally about his apprehension about allowing refugees into the US.

He pointed to troubles Germany, Sweden, France and Belgium were having with the large flow of refugees that fled war-torn Syria.

Echoing his Mexico will pay for a US-Mexico border wall pledge, Mr Trump told the crowd he wants safe zones built in Syria for the refugees but Persian Gulf states would pay for them because “they have nothing but money” and the US has a $US20 trillion debt.

“We have allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country and there was no way to vet those people,” Mr Trump said.

“There was no documentation.”

“There was no nothing.”

It’s absurd that a leader is considered a bad person for taking the security of his country and citizens seriously. ?When I say “considered”, I mean the loudmouths in the media of course. ?Because people who want their country to not fall to other cultures, other beliefs and extremism are slowly standing up. ?The proverbial silent majority has had enough. ? Trump and Brexit are just the beginning.


– NZN via Yahoo! News