Trump hits Kaine on TPP: He supports a 'job killer'

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE on Saturday slammed Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats brush off GOP 'trolling' over Green New Deal Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Kaine asks Shanahan if military families would be hurt by moving .6B for border wall MORE's past support for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, saying Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Roger Stone invokes gag order in new fundraiser MORE's new running mate backed a "job killer."

"Tim Kaine has been praising the Trans Pacific Partnership and has been pushing hard to get it approved. Job killer!" Trump tweeted.  

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The Obama-backed TPP would be the biggest trade deal in a generation but Democrats are split on the issue. Clinton and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Gillibrand uses Trump Jr. tweet to fundraise MORE oppose it, while Obama is trying to get it pushed through before he leaves office. 

Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, praised the TPP as recently as last week, saying "I see much in it to like." 

"I think it's an upgrade of labor standards. I think it's an upgrade of environmental standards. I think it's an upgrade of environmental standards. I think it's an upgrade of intellectual property protections." 

Kaine also said he believed the deal should get a vote in Congress, while Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems think they're beating Trump in emergency declaration battle Sanders: 'Not crazy' about nixing the Senate filibuster McCabe: No one in 'Gang of Eight' objected to FBI probe into Trump MORE (R-Ky.) said the chances of that are "pretty slim." 

According to The Washington Post, Kaine promised Clinton he would oppose the TPP publicly in the near future. 

Trump's own running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceMarc Short to return to White House as Pence’s chief of staff China accuses US of trying to block development after Pence Huawei comments Kamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate MORE, previously expressed support for the trade deal, saying it would make Indiana businesses competitive on the world stage. 

"Reducing tariffs and other trade barriers so that Indiana businesses can enjoy increased market access and fairly compete on the world stage is something that Congress must do," Pence wrote in a 2015 letter to Indiana congressmen.