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New members of Trump's White House have previously supported TPP

Larry Kudlow, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo
From left: Larry Kudlow, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo. Photos: Getty Images

Three new members of President Trump's inner White House circle — chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, national security adviser John Bolton, and Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo, have previously shown their support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Timing: Pulling the U.S. out of TPP was one of Trump's first executive orders upon entering office. But earlier today, sources confirmed to Axios that President Trump is now considering reentering TPP negotiations, despite having called the Obama-era deal a “death blow for American manufacturing.” Meanwhile, within the last 30 days, Kudlow, Bolton, and Pompeo all signed on for their new Trump administration roles.