Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State Argued Against One of the President-Elect’s Biggest Promises

Washington Post: “Trump denounced the TPP, President Obama’s signature deal, as a ‘potential disaster.’ He argued it was a terrible deal for American workers and said he would withdraw the United States from the deal on his first day in office. Republican congressional leaders have said they are unwilling to bring the deal to a vote in Obama’s remaining months in office, meaning the TPP is almost certainly dead.”

“Tillerson has maintained a very different stance. In a speech he gave to the Asia Society Global Forum on June 13, 2013, Tillerson talked about his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he said would provide the open markets that would allow the United States and countries in Asia and elsewhere to grow and progress.”

“‘We must embrace the free flow of energy, capital, and human talent across oceans and borders,’ Tillerson told the crowd.”

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