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Tue Sep 27, 2016, 10:39 AM

Fact-checkers wrong about Hillary and her comments on TPP

From the debate:

TRUMP: You called it the gold standard of trade deals. You said itís the finest deal youíve ever seen.

CLINTON: No.

TRUMP: And then you heard what I said about it, and all of a sudden you were against it.

CLINTON: Well, Donald, I know you live in your own reality, but that is not the facts. The facts are ó I did say I hoped it would be a good deal, but when it was negotiated...

TRUMP: Not.

CLINTON: ... which I was not responsible for, I concluded it wasnít. I wrote about that in my book...


What Hillary factually said about TPP - Remarks at Techport Australia

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Australia is also a growing market for growing exports even as we welcome more trade from you. In fact, our exports to Australia jumped more than 40 percent between 2009 and 2011 raising from under 20 billion to more than 27 billion, and in the first nine months of this year, they're up another 20 percent. President Obama set a goal of doubling U.S. exports within five years, and we've seen extraordinary progress in our relationship with Australia.

So it's fair to say that our economies are entwined, and we need to keep upping our game both bilaterally and with partners across the region through agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP. Australia is a critical partner. This TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field. And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world's total trade and build in strong protections for workers and the environment.

That's key, because we know from experience, and of course research proves it, that respecting workers' rights leads to positive long-term economic outcomes, better jobs with higher wages and safer working conditions. And including everybody in that, those who have been previously left out of the formal economy will help build a strong middle class, not only here in Australia or in our country, but across Asia. And that will be good for us.

If we do this right, and that's what we're trying to do, then globalization, which is inevitable, can become a race to the top with rising standards of living and more broadly shared prosperity. Now, this is what I call jobs diplomacy, and that's what I've been focused on in part as Secretary of State. And that's one of the reasons that I wanted to come here to Adelaide and come to this impressive facility.

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When Trump tweets a one-sentence statement like, "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," that is a fact regarding what he said.

Parsing a portion of a sentence in a lengthy speech does not prove a fact - which is a shame on the fact-checkers!

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Hoyt Sep 2016 #1

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Tue Sep 27, 2016, 11:05 AM

1. Agreed. It is very difficult to "fact check" opinions on complex issues.

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