Hillary Clinton Makes Hard Choices On Trade Deal
Hillary Clinton supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership when she was in the State Department, but rejected the finished deal Wednesday.By Matt Picht | October 7, 2015
The completion of the massive 12-nation trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership has left Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton between a rock and a hard place. On Wednesday, she chose the hard place. (Video via U.S. Trade Representative)
"As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it. … I don’t believe it’s going to meet the high bar I have set," she told PBS.
Clinton’s rejection of the trade deal aligns her with other prominent Democrats who’ve criticized the deal. It will also earn her political points with the powerful labor unions who are still deciding which candidate to back in the Democratic presidential primary. (Video via AFL-CIO)