Rand Paul Corrects Donald Trump’s Claim That China Is Part of the TPP

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Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) corrected Donald Trump by pointing out that China was not a part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the Fox Business GOP debate Tuesday.

The details of the 12-nation Pacific Rim agreement were released this week, which supports argue would promote growth, support the creation of jobs, as well as raise living standards. China is not one of the countries involved with the agreement.

Trump had said that China and India are the biggest offenders when it comes to taking advantage of the United States and manipulate their currancy which is not apart of the trade agreement.

"If you take a look at how they (China) take advantage, it's through currency manipulation. It's not even discussed in the almost 6,000 page agreement," Trump said.

Trump continued to say that TPP was a bad agreement and not something that the Republicans should support. He added that the trade agreement would continue to take jobs out of the country when he wants to bring jobs back to America.

Paul interrupted and pointed out that China is not one of the 12 countries that is a part of the TPP, to cheers from the audience.

Both Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Hillary Clinton have come out against the trade deal. Clinton had previously said that the trade deal was the gold standard when it came to free trade but recently changed her mind and came out against it.

Alyssa Canobbio   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Alyssa Canobbio is the War Room Director for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she worked as a Communications Associate for Americans for Tax Reform. Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and lives in Arlington, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys sailing, craft beer, and watching the Steelers and the Phillies. Her Twitter handle is @AlyssaEinDC. She can be reached at canobbio@freebeacon.com

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