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Sanders: Dems Should Oppose TPP, Embrace Progressive Agenda to Defeat Trump

HeadlineJun 29, 2016

Donald Trump attacked Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for her shifting stance on the TPP, which she ultimately opposed amid a wave of popular protest. Critics say the TPP will boost corporate power at the expense of health and environmental regulations. But the committee drafting the Democratic Party’s platform voted not to oppose the trade deal. In an op-ed in The New York Times, Bernie Sanders urged Democrats to oppose the TPP as part of a broader progressive agenda to defeat Donald Trump. Invoking the Brexit vote, Sanders wrote, “The notion that Donald Trump could benefit from the same forces that gave the Leave proponents a majority in Britain should sound an alarm for the Democratic Party in the United States.” Sanders’ warning comes as a new poll finds 71 percent of Americans believe the economy is “rigged.”

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