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Labor Secretary Tom Perez: Trump Is Fraud, ‘Outsourcer-in-Chief’


Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” while discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, supporter of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Obama administration Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was “a fraud” for saying he will put America first because he is “the outsourcer-in-chief.”

Perez  said, “Secretary Clinton has been very clear she opposes TPP and Secretary Clinton has been very clear she has a real plan to bring jobs back to America. She has a real plan on trade that starts with making sure we’re tough on trade. So if China is dumping steel or aluminum, she’s called for a trade prosecutor. She also has a plan to bring manufacturing jobs and expand them here in America by investing in workers. Donald Trump is a fraud. He is an — he’s the outsourcer-in-chief. And listening to him talk about how he’s going to put America first again, he spent his entire career putting profits first.”

He added, “Well, again, this election is between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and Donald Trump is telling the American people that he’s going to put America first on trade. Donald Trump has said that wages are too high in America. Donald Trump has said that a low minimum wage is a good thing for America. Donald Trump makes his suits in Mexico when I’ve been to a plant in Ohio that uses union labor to make their suits. Donald Trump has said repeatedly that ‘Oh, I’m going to make America first,’ but when you look at the reality of what he has done, he has fought collective bargaining in Las Vegas. The people on the trip who organize the Trump hotel did it over his dead body. This notion that he’s somehow going to be a champion for workers flies in the face of his record because he hasn’t put America first. He’s put his own profits first. It’s all about him.”

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