Hillary Clinton’s true position on trade was finally exposed at the end of the day, when her best friend and former campaign chairman Governor Terry McAuliffe stated that Clinton will approve TPP. But that was the end of a very long day of surrogates going off message, and Clinton shifting her position on NAFTA…again. While Clinton continues to pander to Sanders supporters, her true intentions have never been clearer. She will support her global corporate donors who want cheap labor, and foreign governments who want to provide jobs to their citizens at the expense of Americans.
Hillary Clinton’s Tuesday started with a rocky start as one of her top surrogates, Gov. Ed Rendell, was quoted at a Politico breakfast saying that Trump’s message on trade “resonates” in Pennsylvania.
Top Clinton Surrogate Ed Rendell Stated That Trump’s Trade Message “Resonates” In His Home State Of Pennsylvania. “Donald Trump’s attacks on trade agreements and promises to uphold ‘law and order’ are attractive to many Pennsylvania voters, putting the state’s 20 electoral votes in play in the presidential election, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Tuesday. ‘It resonates. There’s no question about it,’ Rendell said during an interview at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with POLITICO Playbook hosts Mike Allen and Anna Palmer.” (Doug Palmer, “Ed Rendell: Trump’s Trade Message Resonates In Pennsylvania,” Politico, 7/26/16)
This was followed up with more deception from Clinton, as she told United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams that she would be willing to renegotiate NAFTA. A promise she made to voters in the 2008 primary before she used her position as Secretary of State to promote global trade deals.
UAW President Dennis Williams Stated That Clinton Will “Re-Do” NAFTA. “‘She’s committed to me that not only would (she) dig into NAFTA but she made every indication that she would sit down and try to redo NAFTA,’ Williams told reporters during a telephone press conference from Philadelphia, where he is attending the Democratic National Convention.” (Bernie Woodall, “UAW Chief Says Clinton Told Him She Would Renegotiate NAFTA,” Reuters, 7/26/16)
Finally Clinton’s day ended with her former campaign chairman and best friend, Governor Terry McAuliffe spilled the worst kept secret in politics that Clinton will approve the TPP.
Clinton’s Best Friend Governor Terry McAuliffe On Whether She Will Approve TPP: “Yes.” “‘I worry that if we don’t do TPP, at some point China’s going to break the rules — but Hillary understands this,’ he said in an interview after his speech on the main stage at the Democratic National Convention. ‘Once the election’s over, and we sit down on trade, people understand a couple things we want to fix on it but going forward we got to build a global economy.’ Pressed on whether Clinton would turn around and support the trade deal she opposed during the heat of the primary fight against Bernie Sanders, McAuliffe said: ‘Yes. Listen, she was in support of it. There were specific things in it she wants fixed.'” (Annie Karni, “Clinton Friend Mcauliffe Says She Will Flip On TPP Trade Deal,” Politico, 7/26/16)