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Trump vs. Clinton debate: Fact check on Hillary Clinton calling TPP ‘the gold standard’

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Presidential debate: Clinton denies she called TPP trade deal 'the gold standard' – Sep 26, 2016

WASHINGTON —During Monday night’s presidential debate vs. Republican Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton described the Trans-Pacific Partnership the “gold standard” of trade agreements.

How did her claim stacks up with the facts:

Hillary Clinton, denying Donald Trump’s accusation that she called the Trans-Pacific Partnership the “gold standard” of trade agreements: “I did say I hoped it would be a good deal.”

THE FACTS: Trump is correct. As secretary of state, Clinton called the deal that was taking shape the “gold standard” of trade agreements, in a 2012 trip to Australia, and championed the agreement in other venues around the world. She did not merely express the hope that it would turn out well.


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Clinton flip-flopped into opposing the trade deal in the Democratic primary when facing Bernie Sanders, who was strongly opposed to it.

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