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McAuliffe: Relax, Trade Fans, Hillary’s Totally Lying!

From the midweek Morning Jolt:

McAuliffe: Relax, Trade Fans, Hillary’s Totally Lying About Opposing the TPP Deal

Hey, calm down, unity-minded Democrats, it’s not like Bernie Sanders supporters care a lot about the TPP trade deal, right?

“I worry that if we don’t do TPP, at some point China’s going to break the rules — but Hillary understands this,” [Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe] said in an interview after his speech on the main stage at the Democratic National Convention. “Once the election’s over, and we sit down on trade, people understand a couple things we want to fix on it, but going forward, we got to build a global economy.”

Pressed on whether Clinton would turn around and support the trade deal she opposed during the heat of the primary fight against Bernie Sanders, McAuliffe said: “Yes. Listen, she was in support of it. There were specific things in it she wants fixed.”

Ha, ha, joke’s on you, Bernie Sanders!

Later, McAuliffe’s spokesman sought to clarify the governor’s remarks after this story published, saying he was simply expressing what he wants Clinton to do if she is elected president. “While Governor McAuliffe is a supporter of the TPP, he has no expectation Secretary Clinton would change her position on the legislation and she has never told him anything to that effect.”

I’ll bet he did try to clarify his remarks. “Hey, remember when my boss said ‘yes’? He totally meant ‘no.’”

McAuliffe is probably just a bit nervous and on edge; with all the convention security in Philadelphia, he’s surrounded by a lot of FBI agents and he’s used to them investigating him

ABOVE: Terry McAuliffe in 2008, a bit before he came to Richmond to restore honor, dignity, and decency to Virginia state politics.

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