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Podesta says McAuliffe wrong about Clinton and TPP

Podesta says McAuliffe wrong about Clinton and TPP
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PHILADELPHIA — Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLate night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study 10 steps toward better presidential debating Continuity is (mostly) on the menu for government contracting in the next administration MORE’s team quickly dismissed comments from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), a longtime adviser and friend to Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonLate night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study A closing argument: Why voters cannot trust Trump on healthcare On India, the US must think bigger MORE, after he suggested she would not stick with her current stance on trade if elected to the White House.

Clinton campaign manager John Podesta publicly disagreed with the governor, tweeting that he had Clinton all wrong when it came to one of the hot-button issues of the presidential campaign.

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“Love Gov. McAuliffe, but he got this one flat wrong. Hillary opposes TPP BEFORE and AFTER the election. Period. Full stop,” Podesta tweeted on Tuesday.

McAuliffe told Politico that if Clinton were elected, she would ultimately support the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multinational trade deal reviled on the left and the right.

When asked whether Clinton would support the deal despite coming out against it as a candidate, McAuliffe said yes.

“Listen, she was in support of it. There were specific things in it she wants fixed,” he added.

A McAuliffe aide later said that the governor was trying to say what he wanted Clinton to do, not predicting what she would do.

Clinton was once a backer of the TPP, but announced her opposition to the deal as a candidate.

Her primary challenger, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw MORE (I-Vt.), has been a vocal opponent of the TPP and other similar trade deals. Chants and signs protesting the trade accord, which must still be ratified by Congress, have been common sights among Sanders delegates at the Democratic National Convention this week..

Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE is also a vocal opponent of the TPP and is likely to use McAulife’s comments to attack Clinton on the issue.