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Obama on the TPP: Right Now I'm President, And I'm For It,

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by TheStruggle, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. TheStruggle Yellow Card Banned

    Mar 14, 2013
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    Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama stressed Tuesday that he still he plans to move ahead with the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal while he's in office despite bipartisan opposition on trade.

    "Right now I'm president, and I'm for it," Obama said at a midday press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. "And I think I've got the better argument. I've made this argument before. I'll make it again. We are part of a global economy. We're not reversing that."

    The remark seemed a rebuke not only to Donald Trump -- who has lambasted the TPP deal on the campaign trail -- but also Hillary Clinton, who also opposes the plan.

    "I've got some very close friends, people I admire a lot, but who I just disagree with them. And that's okay," Obama said. "I respect the arguments that they're making. They're coming from a sincere concern about the position of workers and wages in this country. But I think I've got the better argument."

    But Congress has shown little urgency in moving forward with a vote to ratify the deal, leaving in limbo one of Obama's signature foreign policy objectives.

    Obama, however, expressed optimism that once the election was over, lawmakers would give the TPP due consideration.

    An kick in the face to those Bernie Sanders supporters who hate the TPP

  2. uncommon Brown Belt

    Oct 13, 2010
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    He said the same thing for brexit didnt he?
  3. Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog

    Oct 30, 2004
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    That doesn't really make sense, but certainly Brexit was stupid. There's more of a legitimate argument about the TPP.
  4. Falsedawn The Opposition Platinum Member

    Jun 14, 2009
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    He is 100% right that we're not turning back the global economy, but I'm not sure the TPP is way to deal with it.
  5. HereticBD Plutonium Belt

    Jul 28, 2010
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    In the hearts and minds of everyone
    So, are both the Dems and Reps actively trying to throw the election?

    It seems like they're having a game of "Top This!", when it comes to saying stupid things that only damages their support.

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