On Tuesday, the White House announced that President Donald Trump would not attend the White Congress in 2018.
He will instead be traveling to Asia for the first time since taking office.
While there, the President will meet with China’s President Xi Jinping and the heads of six other Asian nations to discuss the region’s security issues.
The President will also take part in a bilateral meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was also the first world leader to meet with President Trump in person in the Oval Office.
This will be the first meeting between President Trump and an Asian leader since he took office.
Trump is expected to sign the agreement on Tuesday, and will then return to the United States to sign another bilateral deal with China.
The signing of the two agreements could lead to a dramatic shift in US policy towards Asia.
While many have expressed frustration that President Trump has yet to fulfill his campaign promise of “America First,” a shift in policy could make it easier for Trump to fulfill those promises.
The Trump administration has been criticized for not fulfilling its commitments to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that has been the subject of intense negotiations between the Trump administration and the TPP’s five major countries.
In February, the Trump Administration announced that it would not participate in the TPP negotiations, which would have prevented the United State from being able to sign an agreement to help secure access to global markets.
In April, Trump withdrew from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade agreement negotiated by the United Kingdom and the European Union.
While the Trump presidency has been filled with setbacks for the US economy, the economic impact of the TPP on the American economy has been relatively small.
“The TPP was the biggest trade deal in history, it’s been an absolute disaster for the United, the United Sates and our global economy, and the Trump era has been about working with allies to get these things done,” White House senior economic adviser Gary Cohn said in a statement last year.
“The TPP, which the Trump campaign pledged to do something about, has failed.”
The TPP is an agreement that allows the US and its partners to bypass tariffs and other barriers in the countries that have signed it.
In a press release announcing the withdrawal, Trump claimed that the TPP would create jobs in America.
But while the trade agreement has been a boon to the American economic and social fabric, critics argue that it has also had a disastrous effect on American democracy.
Despite the fact that the United Nations has classified the TPP as a non-starter in the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (ESC), the Trump White House has repeatedly attempted to use the economic negotiations to advance its agenda.
The president has also taken credit for the TPP being approved, arguing that it was done on the advice of his economic advisor.
“The fact that we have the largest economy in the world, we have a world-class economy, we are going to be the strongest economy in that part of the world,” Trump said in October of 2016.
Trump’s claim that the US was the best economy in Asia during his presidency was also disputed by several Asian leaders.
China has repeatedly questioned the accuracy of Trump’s claims.
“The US’ economic policy in Asia is the opposite of the Trump doctrine,” said a Chinese official in an interview with The Washington Post.
“It’s not about economics, it is a trade policy.
If the US is not willing to make trade concessions with China, then there is no reason to continue the trade policy.”