Trump told farm-state lawmakers who were at the White House to voice their concerns over his trade tiff with Beijing he has instructed chief economic adviser Lawrence Kudlow and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to take another look at reviving the Asian trade pact, according to Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas. "Undoubtedly, a TPP that includes the US would be stronger and more formidable than one that does not".
The president says China has consistently treated USA agriculture unfairly and his administration is "changing things with respect to trade".
Australia and a group of 10 other nations resurrected the trade agreement earlier this year, despite Mr Trump's decision to abandon the deal.
Kono, however, made it clear that it would be hard to renegotiate the deal that has been agreed by 11 nations.
Trump has been highly critical of the 2016 trade deal, especially when he was a presidential candidate.
US President Donald Trump told lawmakers he is considering rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership that he withdrew from shortly after taking office.
Eleven countries signed the agreement last month.
Midwest farmers fear becoming caught up in a trade war as Beijing threatens to impose tariffs on soybeans and other USA crops, a big blow to Midwestern farmers, many of whom are strong supporters of Mr Trump. Trump pulled the US out of the pact in early 2017, citing concerns about jobs. He pulled out of the TPP after he was elected - but now he wants back in. Trump's presidency, which began less than a year later, complicated that.
But at the World Economic Forum in January, a gathering of the foremost proponents of global trade liberalization, Trump had said he was prepared to enter talks with the TPP countries "either individually or perhaps as a group".
If TPP would be enacted, the US would lose 448,000 jobs, according to a study from Tufts University's Global and Environment Institute.
Japan, the biggest economy in the current version of the TPP, welcomed Trump's comments, with Foreign Minister Taro Kono saying the nation would be "really be very happy if the US returned".
Trump met with them around meetings about his expected response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria, Sasse said. The president is weighing whether to impose tariffs on up to $150 billion worth of Chinese exports to the United States to punish China for its theft of intellectual property from American companies.
Earlier this month, China responded to Mr Trump's threat of tariffs on as much as $US150 billion worth of Chinese goods by placing its own tariffs on American pork, and threatening taxes on soybeans, sorghum, corn and beef. He has previously said he might reconsider the deal.