By Michael Crowley and Steve Holland | 9/18/17 09:00:00PMWASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is “totally open” to a trade deal that would allow American companies to compete in global markets without having to rely on foreign producers.

“We are very open,” Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press.

“We’re going to have tremendous success.

We are going do things no one’s ever done before.

And we’re going take advantage of what we have.”

Trump said he would announce his decision on whether to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) later this month.

The TPP would be the first free-trade agreement between the U.S. and a Pacific Rim nation.

Trump has said he has no plans to renegotiate NAFTA, the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.

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