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    Default Trump Likens Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal to Rape

    Big don is gonna get us UNraped~ but isn't his party the main purveyor of these deals?? What does that say about his party & the other party???



    Donald Trump continued blasting the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Tuesday, likening it in an afternoon speech to "rape."

    "It's a rape of our country. It's a harsh word, but that's what it is -- rape of our country,"
    Trump said at an evening rally in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

    Earlier in the day, in a trade speech at a Pennsylvania scrap facility, Trump called on the U.S. to follow the political wave that began with the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union.

    "Our friends in Britain recently voted to take back control of their economy, politics and borders," Trump said. "Now it's time for the American people to take back their future. We are going to take it back."

    The presumptive Republican presidential nominee sounded more like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran against Hillary Clinton and global trade deals in the Democratic primary, when assessing whether free trade should continue to be a priority.

    Calling NAFTA "the worst trade deal in the history of the country" and the Trans Pacific Partnership "the greatest danger yet," Trump said he planned to re-negotiate trade deals in order to create jobs across the country and especially in places that formerly produced goods sold in the U.S. and abroad.

    "It's time to declare our economic independence once again," Trump said. "That means voting for Donald Trump."

    Trump also blasted China, and signaled that he was prepared to confront the world's most populous nation.

    “I am going to instruct my Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator. Any country that devalues their currency in order to take advantage of the United States will be met with sharply,” Trump said.

    China has been a favorite Trump target, and in May, the billionaire invoked the rape metaphor when speaking about the country.

    "We can't continue to allow China to rape our country, and that's what they're doing," Trump said
    at a rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    Making the Case

    At Alumisource, a company in Monessen, Pennsylvania, Trump cited statistics, statements from the founding fathers on trade and specific clauses in pacts.

    "If they do not agree to a renegotiation, then I will submit notice under Article 2205 of the NAFTA agreement that America intends to withdraw from the deal," he said.

    Meanwhile, his campaign distributed detailed critiques of Clinton's record on trade and also a copy of the speech with dozens of footnotes linking to reports from mainstream news organizations and think tanks.

    Trump also echoed Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who fiercely attacked him this week, in attacking what's known as the investor-state dispute-settlement procedure.

    "The TPP creates a new international commission that makes decisions the American people can't veto," he said. "These commissions are great for Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street funders who can spend vast amounts of money to influence the outcomes."

    When the Obama administration was seeking fast track authority for the deal through Congress, Warren and other Congressional Democrats—including Sanders—vehemently opposed the ISDS boards.

    In a conference call with reporters in March 2015, Warren called the boards "a powerful provision that would tilt the playing field for multinational corporations."
    'Rigged' Trade System

    Reversing the Republican embrace of free trade that has helped define the party for decades, Trump took aim at two deals tied to Democratic administrations.

    "I am going to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has not yet been ratified," Trump said, according to his prepared remarks.

    Existing trade agreements would also face an uncertain future, Trump asserted.

    "I'm going tell our NAFTA partners that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers. And I don't mean just a little bit better, I mean a lot better," Trump said in his prepared remarks. "If they do not agree to a renegotiation, then I will submit notice under Article 2205 of the NAFTA agreement that America intends to withdraw from the deal."

    "The people who rigged the system for their benefit will do anything—and say anything—to keep things exactly as they are," Trump added. "The people who rigged the system are supporting Hillary Clinton because they know as long as she is in charge nothing is going to change."

    Repeatedly, Trump linked the future of the U.S. to that of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, a comparison that is also reflected in his support. Older, working-class whites whose economic prospects have diminished in an era of globalization swung the recent British vote and helped fuel Trump's rise to presumptive Republican nominee.

    "They're frighteningly close," said Mary Nugent, a doctoral candidate who teaches U.K. politics at Rutgers University.

    President Obama also made the connection between's Trump's rhetoric and the vote in the Britain.

    “There’s a xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment that’s flashing up not just in Great Britain but throughout Europe that has some parallels with what Mr. Trump has been trying to stir up here,” Obama said in an interview published Tuesday by NPR, before adding, “He’s hardly a legitimate spokesperson for a populist surge from working-class people on either side of the Atlantic.”

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    Does his ex-wife liken it to rape?

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    You may have noticed Trump is not too republican or democrat. Clinton passed NAFTA in case you forgot.
    "Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything." Joseph Stalin
    The USA has lost WWIV to China with no other weapons but China Virus and some cash to buy democrats.

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    Bernie is on a tear about "the global economy" tonight too.

    I expect this Brexit thing has gone to both their heads. They are competing for the same voters now. Trump of course, in a cruder way.

    The ones who would love a world where they could walk up to a "foreigner" and hit them upside the head with a baseball bat with no repercussions, will go Trump of course. The non-violent ones who don't hate brown people will go BernieorBust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    You may have noticed Trump is not too republican or democrat. Clinton passed NAFTA in case you forgot.
    Why would you think I had forgotten??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darla View Post
    Bernie is on a tear about "the global economy" tonight too.

    I expect this Brexit thing has gone to both their heads. They are competing for the same voters now. Trump of course, in a cruder way.

    The ones who would love a world where they could walk up to a "foreigner" and hit them upside the head with a baseball bat with no repercussions, will go Trump of course. The non-violent ones who don't hate brown people will go BernieorBust.
    Warren, Bernie are against these deals/steals as was Ross

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    from mainstream news organizations and think tanks.

    Trump also echoed Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who fiercely attacked him this week, in attacking what's known as the .

    Investor-state dispute settlement <--link
    ++
    "The TPP creates a new international commission that makes decisions the American people can't veto," he said. "These commissions are great for Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street funders who can spend vast amounts of money to influence the outcomes."

    When the Obama administration was seeking fast track authority for the deal through Congress, Warren and other Congressional Democrats—including Sanders—vehemently opposed the ISDS boards.

    In a conference call with reporters in March 2015,
    Warren called the boards "a powerful provision that would tilt the playing field for multinational corporations."
    Berni would call it a rigged trade system.
    Trump mentions something about triggering negotiation. or withdrawal.
    can he do that?
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    I am going to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has not yet been ratified," Trump said, according to his prepared remarks.

    Existing trade agreements would also face an uncertain future, Trump asserted.

    "I'm going tell our NAFTA partners that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers. And I don't mean just a little bit better, I mean a lot better," Trump said in his prepared remarks. "If they do not agree to a renegotiation, then I will submit notice under Article 2205 of the NAFTA agreement that America intends to withdraw from the deal."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darla View Post
    Bernie is on a tear about "the global economy" tonight too.

    I expect this Brexit thing has gone to both their heads. They are competing for the same voters now. Trump of course, in a cruder way.

    The ones who would love a world where they could walk up to a "foreigner" and hit them upside the head with a baseball bat with no repercussions, will go Trump of course. The non-violent ones who don't hate brown people will go BernieorBust.
    Just remind the Bernie Bros that:

    Clinton Foundation > Burlington College

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    really the Emails are big too. We now know "classified markings" did transverse her server, along with her Blackberry abuse,etc.
    She tried to hide herself from FOIA requests, by using only a private server

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    After leading us down the "golden road" to "free" trade, is the GOP going to lead the American politicians back up that road for the American worker?? WTF???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Why would you think I had forgotten??
    You seem to think it's a republican thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    After leading us down the "golden road" to "free" trade, is the GOP going to lead the American politicians back up that road for the American worker?? WTF???
    Clinton not republican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    You seem to think it's a republican thing
    No, I think it is mostly a gop thing, yea....... There are neo-cons in both corp parties, in fact most of them are..

    Since the dem party abandoned the American worker their party is gop light in many ways IMHO..

    Bernie, Warren, & even trump & others are stirring things up, asking questions & demanding change.....

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