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Obama stands by TPP trade deal despite opposition by other Democrats

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 01:40

U.S. President Barack Obama says he's hopeful that once the election for the White House is over, ''there will be more attention to the actual facts'' of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he has the stronger argument in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which is opposed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, and suggested the campaign had turned the issue into a "political football." "Hopefully after the election is over and the dust settles, there will be more attention to the actual facts behind the deal and it won't just be a political symbol or a political football," Obama, a Democrat, said at a White House news conference with Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong.

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Obama stands by TPP trade deal despite opposition by other Democrats

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 01:40