PHILADELPHIA — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, longtime best friend to the Clintons, said Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton will support the TPP trade deal if elected president, with some tweaks.

“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.”

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6 thoughts on “Clinton friend McAuliffe says Clinton will flip on TPP, then walks it back

  1. In the deals defense, it is a pivotal element in the whole (very smart) Pivot to Asia foreign policy… which Obama does not get enough credit for.

    • “Very smart,” as in Machiavellian. Attempting to maintain America’s geopolitical/capitalist hegemony (disingenuously, I might add) by subverting democracy and national sovereignty through so-called “free trade” deals written by and for powerful transnational corporations, deserves condemnation not “credit.”

      • Too true. I think the rationale is this: better the US pulling the strings than China.

        Gawd we need to get off this rock and into space…

      • I think it’s long overdue that we ordinary folks stand up and demand that no corrupt power pulls our strings. Then, maybe, we won’t have to get off this rock.

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