October 19, 2016

FLASHBACK: Clinton Called TPP The “Gold Standard” Of Trade Deals

Given her flip-flopping history, Hillary Clinton must have hoped the debate section on trade ended as soon as possible. Clinton now opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that wasn’t what she was saying during her time at the State Department.

Clinton’s support was so strong that CNN was able to put together 45 times where Clinton praised TPP. In fact, Clinton called TPP the “gold standard” of trade deals:

CLINTON: “So it’s fair to say that our economies are entwined, and we need to keep upping our game both bilaterally and with partners across the region through agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP. Australia is a critical partner. This TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field. And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world’s total trade and build in strong protections for workers and the environment.”

Clinton lacks any credibility on trade, and the voters can see that clearly.