Trump to slam Obama trade agenda
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New York business mogul Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE will take aim at President Obama’s trade agenda and Republicans who support it in a new radio ad released later this week.

The Daily Caller reported on Wednesday that Trump would appear in the spot for Americans for Limited Government.  


The organization plans on airing the clip Thursday in New Hampshire and South Carolina. It will then debut on May 11 nationwide.

“I learned a long time ago that a bad deal is far worse than no deal at all,” Trump, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, says in the ad.

“And the Obama Trans-Pacific Partnership and fast track are a bad, bad deal for American businesses, for workers, for taxpayers,” he continues.

“It’s a huge set of handouts for a few insiders who don’t even care about our great, great America,” Trump says. “Congress has to stand up and defeat this raw power grab.”

Trump’s new ad next takes issue with Republicans backing the trade deal. Their support, he argues, will cost America’s economy.

“While I’m a Republican, some in the Republican party are working overtime to hand more power to President Obama,” he says in the spot.

“These same people are turning their backs on the American workers and businesses,” he adds. “It’s unbelievable.”

The ad closes with Trump urging listeners to pressure their lawmakers against the deal.

“With the dismal Obama track record, why should a Republican Congress give him more power and gut the Constitution to do it?” he asks.

“It’s just crazy,” Trump says. “Tell your congressmen and your senators, vote no on fast track.”

Fast track authority would let Obama negotiate trade deals without Congressional approval.

Obama is seeking that power as he tries finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. 

The proposed pact is a free trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.