Donald Trump railed against Hillary Clinton’s past support for the North America Free Trade Agreement during Monday night’s presidential debate.
“Your husband signed NAFTA, which was one of the worst things that ever happened,” Trump flatly stated.
“Well, that’s your opinion,” Clinton responded.
“You go to New England, you go to Ohio, Pennsylvania, you go anywhere you want, Secretary Clinton, and you will see devastation where manufacturing is down 30, 40, sometimes 50 percent,” Trump continued. “NAFTA is the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere but certainly ever signed in this country, and now you want to approve Transpacific Partnership.”
“You were totally in favor of it and then you heard what I said how bad it was and if you win, you would approve it and it would be almost as bad as NAFTA,” Trump stated a second time. “You called it the gold standard of trade deals.”
“You said it was the finest thing you’ve ever seen, and then you heard what I said about it, and then you were against it.”