Hillary Clinton Opposes Obama’s Trans-Pacific Trade Deal – First Draft. Political News, Now. – The New York Times

This is disconcerting, if not heart-breaking. All my arguments for supporting Hillary Clinton seem to go down the toilet with this failure to support President Obama, and what is probably in the best interest of the American people. While it is possible that Hillary just wants to oppose the Trans-Pacific trade deal during the primary season, there is something foul about such calculation. Her critics keep mentioning this side of her, but I honestly never saw it clearly until this moment.

President Obama has championed the 12-nation trade pact, while liberals in the Democratic Party have vehemently opposed it.
nytimes.com|By Amy Chozick

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“Updated, 7:32 p.m. | Hillary Rodham Clinton dealt a significant blow to President Obama in his efforts to secure approval from Congress on his signature trade agreement, saying on Wednesday she could not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 12-nation trade pact that she bolstered as secretary of state and that liberals in the Democratic Party have vehemently opposed.After months of delicately avoiding expressing an opinion on the controversial trade deal, Mrs. Clinton said the agreement in its current form did not meet her high bar for protecting American workers, the environment and advancing national security.Her opposition to the trade pact comes just before next Tuesday’s first Democratic presidential debate and represents the latest and most potentially damaging break with Mr. Obama.”

Source: Hillary Clinton Opposes Obama’s Trans-Pacific Trade Deal – First Draft. Political News, Now. – The New York Times

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