During the debate, Hillary Clinton, who was a wholehearted advocate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal said she decided to change her mind after “looking at it.” The only problem with that statement is the official text is not public, not any of it.
She had to reverse her support for TPP to win over unions and compete with Bernie Sanders. Her pro-TPP stand was weighing her down in the polls and the unions wouldn’t line up behind her until she did.
She agreed during the debate that she once called TPP the “gold standard” and that was at a time when she knew what was in it. She then said, “It was just finally negotiated last week, and in looking at it, it didn’t meet my standards — my standards for more new, good jobs for Americans.”
She implied that it won’t help raise middle-class American wages.
The White House confirmed Wednesday that the final text has not been released.
“I noticed that, too,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said when asked about Clinton opposing a deal whose text has not been posted.
Earnest stressed that the administration will “make the text public, both prior to the president signing it but also prior to the responsibility that Congress has to consider and ratify it.”
Some details have emerged from Wikileaks but who knows if they are accurate.
Her reversal on TPP led to charges of political opportunism, which Clinton claims is untrue and she wants people to become convinced that she’s been “consistent.”
She’s untrustworthy with no moral core. She will say whatever it takes.
“Over the course of my entire life, I have always fought for the same values and principles, but, like most human beings … I do absorb new information,” she said.
In seven years, she has reversed her position on religious freedom, gay marriage, gun control, NAFTA, TPP, illegal immigration – giving licenses to people here illegally, on Super PAC Donors, the Iraq War, needing Russia’s help in Syria, Keystone XL, gun control et al.