Buchanan: GOP Would ‘Forfeit’ Industrial States with TPP Passage

Tuesday on NewsMaxTV’s “Newsmax Prime,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan warned politicians in the Republican Party that if they were to allow the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to pass.

Buchanan explained to hosts J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan that it would cost the GOP any chance they might have at winning one of the industrial rust-belt states.

“I think the Grand Ole Party, if they vote for this when the country is really awakened to what is happening to this because of these trade deals — I think the Republicans will forfeit any chance they got of winning the industrial states. But let me say this, J.D. — I think this TPP could go down. The reason is the awakening of the American people to what’s happening to us because of these trade deals.”

Buchanan went on to explain why despite the electoral cost of supporting these deals that Republicans continue to tout these types of trade agreements.

“They’re 100 percent behind these trade deals, because it frees up these corporations to move their factories abroad, their plants abroad, and send their goods back to the United States free of charge,” he said. “So, the de-industrialization of America is to the benefit of these corporations, because they can produce far more cheaply outside the United States than they can here.”

(h/t Newsmax)

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