NEW YORK CITY, New York — GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign is firing back hard at Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton after revelations in WikiLeaks-published emails from her campaign staff prove she truly does support the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
“Today’s email release reveals what we already knew, that Hillary Clinton supports TPP and TPA and she lied about it to the American people at the debate,” Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, said in a statement. “She is without a doubt opposed to America First trade policies. Clinton’s so-called opposition to TPP will fade away should she become President and she will sell us out to global special interests.”
The emails, hacked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and published by WikiLeaks in the latest tranche of emails, prove that Clinton’s campaign originally assumed she would support both fast track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the TPP. Then, when it became controversial, the emails show the political staffers around Hillary Clinton concocted a scheme to help her flip-flop her position to against it—not because she would be truly against it but for political purposes in order to get votes from union members.
In fact, in one such email, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook admitted it would not be “comfortable” for Clinton to oppose something she had supported throughout her time as Secretary of State.
Not only did she support it in her book—and publicly at least 45 other times according to CNN—but according to Bloomberg she actually had “taken a leading part in drafting” the TPP as Secretary of State.