Trump attacks Clinton on trade deal
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE on Wednesday accused Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote MORE, his Democratic opponent, of hiding her true beliefs on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial trade deal that has put Democrats in hot water.


"Her VP is one of the biggest proponents of TPP and now he's against it? Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet Angst grips America's most liberal city Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire MORE was right. He was against it," Trump said to reporters at an appearance at his hotel in Doral, Fla., referring to Clinton's running mate, Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: Watchdog blasts government's handling of Afghanistan conflict | Biden asks Pentagon to look into mandatory vaccines | Congress passes new Capitol security bill GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate Senators introduce bipartisan bill to expand foreign aid partnerships MORE (D-Va.).

"The day she gets in, which hopefully will never happen, she will approve TPP and that will be another disaster."

Trump repeated his argument that Clinton, who had supported the trade deal as secretary of State, only switched her stance on the issue because of his opposition.

Clinton had faced significant pressure from the Democratic grassroots to come out against the TPP, and the issue has become a pivotal one for Sanders supporters who are still holding out their support.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) stirred the pot when he told Politico Tuesday that Clinton would change her mind and support the trade deal once in office. He later backtracked, saying he only hoped she would support it.

Sanders supporters protesting Clinton's nomination came to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week armed with anti-TPP signs, underscoring their concern about the issue.