Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is Wrong on Trade Deal


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Published on Apr 21, 2015

MATTHEWS: “Mr. President, obviously the hot question, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is out there saying things like this about the trade agreement, it’s going to help the rich get richer and leave everyone else behind. She also says it challenges U.S. Sovereignty. They are throwing the kitchen sink at this trade agreement which will involve 11 nations and ourselves on the pacific rim. Why are they seeing these things?”
OBAMA: “Well, I guess they don’t want it to happen. I love Elizabeth, we’re allies on a whole host of issues but she’s wrong on this. Chris, think about it, I spent the last six and a half years yanking this economy out of the worst recession since the great depression. Every single thing I’ve done, from the affordable care act to pushing to raise the minimum wage to making sure the young people are able to go to college and get good job training to what we’re pushing now in terms of sick pay leave, everything I do has been focused on how do we make sure the middle class is getting a fair deal. I would not be doing this trade deal if I did not think it was good for the middle class. And when you hear folks make a lot of suggestions about how bad this trade deal is when you dig into the facts, they are wrong.”

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