Then-President Barack Obama worked on the TPP for two years.
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, who also attended the meeting, said afterwards that she had urged the President to reconsider negotiating the TPP because of concerns by constituents about the tariffs.
"If Mr Trump now is saying he's interested in re-engaging in a TPP, it tells me the strategy New Zealand put in place is working but it would always be a very hard negotiation".
"TPP was killed because it failed America's workers and it should remain dead", AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told Trump on Twitter.
Trump pulled out of the TPP at the start of his term but recently floated the idea of rejoining. And, experts say it could be good news for Indiana.
While China is a major trading partner for Vietnam, Hanoi is also looking to places such as the U.S. and Australia to sell its agricultural products, and a trade deal could help its exports, Nguyen said. Ben Sasse of Nebraska after meeting with President Trump April 12.
But Mr. Trump on Thursday insisted he will only rejoin TPP with a better deal.
Donald Trump's tweet came after official reports that certifiably found evidence of deadly chemical gas attacks by Syrian leader al-Assad's governmental camp less than a week ago. "The US position is much weaker now".
"We welcome the United States coming back to the table, but I don't see any wholesale appetite for any material renegotiation of [the pact]", Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo said.
"The American system's very complex and the administration has many parts and not all parts of them have the same view so we're not sure where this ends". This will include the countries in TPP, which are very important.
It has also upset some of his fellow Republicans - especially those representing farmers who are expected to be hurt should the latest proposed tariffs be pushed through. "And they'll be made fairly soon". "The 11 other countries reached their own trade deal this year, and it is unclear what conditions they would set before they restarted the entire process with the United States", they write.
Some TPP countries responded cautiously to Trump's rethink. "It's not simply a matter of slotting into an existing deal".
Beyond his opposition to the trade deal, Trump has continued to support a move toward bilateral trade agreements rather than multilateral deals involving groups of countries. The Trump administration is still attempting to finalize a renegotiation of NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, both of which are among the 11 other nations party to the TPP.
Even if Trump does decide to push through a return to the TPP, he might struggle to get it approved by Congress. Washington was able to negotiate favorable deals in exchange for exemptions from the steel and aluminum tariffs for its partners who demonstrated good faith.
And "if the Democrats take the House in November, the likelihood that they will pass a Trump-endorsed TPP is virtually nil", Alden said.