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Trump brings anti free trade message to closed plant

Friday, July 01, 2016 - 01:07

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who's been vocal against free trade agreements like NAFTA, tells his supporters at a closed manufacturing plant in New Hampshire that all the ''great'' American leaders like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln argued the importance of protecting the U.S. against an onslaught of imports. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought his anti free trade message to supporters at a closed manufacturing plant in Manchester, New Hampshire on Thursday (June 30). He told a crowd that all the "great" American leaders like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln had argued in their times the importance of protecting the U.S. against an onslaught of imports. Trump has vowed to force Canada and Mexico to re-negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States if elected, as part of an effort to protect and restore American jobs. He has criticized NAFTA as a U.S. job killer, saying he would be willing to scrap the pact if Canada and Mexico were unwilling to budge. His comments in New Hampshire came one day after a meeting in Ottawa of the "three amigos," the leaders of the three NAFTA signatories: the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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Trump brings anti free trade message to closed plant

Friday, July 01, 2016 - 01:07