Can The Trans-Pacific Partnership Survive The Next Administration?
With four of five presidential candidates railing against the deal, it could be dead in the water after the election.By Eugene Daniels | April 13, 2016
Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle seem to largely agree on at least one issue: Their dislike of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
"It's a horrible deal." Donald Trump said during a Fox Business debate. And Bernie Sanders railed against the TPP in 2015, "Let me urge all members to vote against what I believe is a disastrous trade deal."
Every current presidential candidate except John Kasich opposes the deal, even former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who worked on the deal and once called it the "gold standard." All of this opposition has prompted the White House to try to rally support as the deal waits to be ratified by Congress.