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Clinton says Obama should listen to Democratic leader on trade

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 01:43

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail in Iowa, saying President Barack Obama should listen to the House minority leader when it comes to passing trade legislation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed a large crowd on the campaign trail in Iowa on Sunday (June 14), saying President Barack Obama should listen to House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi when it comes to passing trade legislation. "The president should listen to and work with his allies in Congress, starting with Nancy Pelosi," Clinton said while speaking at a rally in Des Moines. Democrats in Congress dealt a blow to President Barack Obama on Friday when they rejected related trade legislation that would have cleared the way for a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal, despite his personal plea that it was crucial to bolstering ties with Asia. Clinton aides appearing on Sunday television news shows said she would not weigh in until negotiations were complete. Bernie Sanders, the outspoken progressive U.S. senator challenging Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, urged Clinton on Sunday to take a stand on the big trade deal that has divided the Democratic Party. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be a significant test for Clinton as her party has grown more suspicious of the merits of free trade since her husband, Bill Clinton, signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law as president in 1993. Clinton also on Sunday encouraged lawmakers to work together to "make sure we get the best, strongest deal possible." "And if we don't get it, there should be no deal," she said.

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Clinton says Obama should listen to Democratic leader on trade

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 01:43