Hillary Clinton is warning Republicans to stop fighting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal that she says has been a disaster for the American economy and American workers.
| AP Photo Clinton says TPP trade deal was ‘a big fan of Donald Trump’Trump, a man who once said he would kill American jobs to save them, signed the deal in order to save his own skin.
“The deal was a big fan.
It was a deal for Donald Trump, a big cheerleader for Donald Trumps goals,” Clinton told MSNBC on Thursday.”
So when we see that the deal is failing, when we look at how he’s hurting American workers and American families, we’re not going to let it happen.
So if he wants to get his trade agenda through the Senate, I think it’s not going well,” Clinton added.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the TPP, a trade deal between 11 Pacific Rim countries including the United States, which was finalized in 2015 and was hailed by the Trump administration as a way to create a more “flexible” international economy.
The pact has been the target of Republican lawmakers who have called it a giveaway to foreign governments that have been criticized for their treatment of American workers, their access to cheap labor and environmental protection.
Clinton said the TPP was a disaster, particularly for the United Kingdom, the world’s second-largest economy, where the country has been working to negotiate the agreement for years.
“I think it was a bad deal for the UK, and it’s been a big disaster for workers in the United, and I think a big loss for the U.S.,” she said.
“It was a huge giveaway to corporations, a huge gift to corporate America.
And it was going to be a giveaway for foreign governments, too.
And we’ve got to be very clear about that.
I think that was a really, really bad deal.”
The TPP, Clinton said, “has been a massive giveaway to the wealthy at the expense of working people.”
Clinton has previously criticized Trump over the trade deal, including a tweet last year in which she referred to the president as a “fraud” who is “inventing” a “world war” to justify the TPP.
Trump, however, has repeatedly called the TPP a success and called it the most progressive trade agreement in history.
The agreement was signed in 2015 by 11 countries including Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Malaysia, Peru, New Zealand and Vietnam.
The TPP has been hailed by both Democrats and Republicans.