I am glad Trump took the TPP off the table (for now). But let’s not give him too much credit for this. It was the people who stopped the TPP; Trump can now take credit for something the people did, that’s all. Obama did not have the votes in Congress to get it through, so it was not brought up for a vote before he left office. The reason for that is that thanks to watch groups like Public Citizen informing the public, the public was aware of what this particular con was. And some thanks goes to Wikileaks, which published the leaked sections, as well. (Although the public may not have been aware that many of the articles they read on the internet about the TPP were based on the Wikileaks releases.)
At both the D and the R conventions, there was wide-spread anti-TPP messaging from the crowds. When Sanders and Trump spoke about the TPP on the campaign trail, the people knew what they were talking about; the public was informed on this issue. So give credit where due here: to the people, the protesters across the globe, the groups that brought the truth to the public. No matter who won the election, this was the one issue where there was broad consensus - a mandate - from the public. No TPP. I suspect putting the TPP aside will be the only decent thing this oaf does.
Now let’s see what Trump does with TTIP, TISA, and ChinaBIT. Better yet, wait and see if he changes his mind later about the TPP. He does, after all, have some kind of hard-on for China, and may yet be convinced the TPP is just the ticket to show them who’s boss.