Former Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod stated that Hillary Clinton “owned” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “to some degree” in 2012 on Monday’s “Hardball” on MSNBC.
After watching a clip of Bill Clinton “finessing” NAFTA, Axelrod said, “It was a little bit easier for President Clinton because he wasn’t the secretary of state in charge when these negotiations began and when she — when she left in December of 2012, she was in Australia, she called the TPP, she said it was going to be the ‘gold standard’ for trade agreements, so this is very, very freighted for her. This is difficult terrain to navigate because she owned this to some degree, and now she has to try navigate through it. So, it’s going to be challenging for her”
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