U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said the United States would not be a party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal unless it was forced to negotiate the terms of a global health deal and other provisions.
“We are not going to be a part of it if it is a global agreement,” Haley told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday.
“We have no intention of being part of that.”
She was responding to a question about the possibility that the United Kingdom, which has been a party in the Trans Pacific Partnership, would be forced to participate.
Haley was asked whether she could envision a scenario in which the United State was forced into a global accord.
“I do not believe it,” Haley said.
“It is not something I can envision.”
Haley also said the U.K. is a good example of a country that was willing to negotiate with its partners and had the ability to make good deals.
“There are no nations that have been able to do that in our history,” she said.
Hariyas comments came as President Donald Trump was taking questions from the press in the Rose Garden on Monday.
The president had been planning to deliver remarks about the new trade deal that was just released.
HuffPost’s Mike DeBonis contributed to this report.