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Hillary Clinton comes out against TPP trade deal

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on October 08, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Originally published on CNN by Dan Merica on October 7.

(CNN)Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans Pacific Partnership in an interview Wednesday, breaking with President Barack Obama and his administration, which has forcefully promoted the deal.

In an interview Wednesday with PBS's Judy Woodruff in Iowa, Clinton said, "As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it."

The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner cited the "high bar" she set earlier in the year as the reason she was giving the deal a thumbs down.

"I have said from the very beginning that we had to have a trade agreement that would create good American jobs, raise wages and advance our national security and I still believe that is the high bar we have to meet," Clinton said.

She added: "I don't believe it's going to meet the high bar I have set."


Read the full story with video here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/07/politics/hillary-clinton-opposes-tpp/