NEW YORK — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has suggested the Trump Administration reopening the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have a positive impact on his state.
In an interview on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” Christie, a former Trump White House adviser, said if President Donald Trump re-engages in talks with other nations over trade he would consider the deal to be a win-win.
“We’re in a trade war right now, and we’re losing, and the United States is losing more jobs than any other country, and I’m sure that we would like to get back to a free trade agreement that works for all of us, including our neighbors,” Christie said.
“It’s the right thing to do, I think, if we can re-establish a free and open trade agreement, because we’ve been very unsuccessful in doing so.”
Christie also said the administration needs to “make sure the American worker is taken care of, not just by the president, but by the Congress, and that’s not going to happen unless we make sure that’s done.”