Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are greeted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama upon arriving at the White House on Inauguration Day. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump on Monday signed several memoranda that begin rolling back his predecessor’s legacy, including one withdrawing the United States from a massive Asian-Pacific trade pact. It also sets up a conflict with congressional Republicans on policy priorities.
Trump, before taking office, said Monday would be his administration’s first full day of work. His signature essentially makes good on a campaign promise to withdraw from former President Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “on Day One.” During the campaign, candidate Trump had dubbed the TPP “a potential disaster for our country.”