Hillary Clinton's campaign moved aggressively Wednesday to stomp out talk of reviving President Obama's proposed Pacific trade deal, effectively declaring the multiyear negotiating effort dead.
The TPP, as the massive trade pact is known, is "in the rearview mirror, now," said Gene Sperling, the longtime Clinton economic advisor who also served as a top aide to Obama.
"There's no evidence" that "any version" of the TPP would meet the test that Clinton has set during the campaign — whether it would clearly improve the jobs picture in the U.S., Sperling said at a briefing sponsored by the Atlantic magazine.
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Some Republican operatives and commentators sounded off about President Obama's speech on Twitter, remarking that it was optimistic compared to Donald Trump's speech last week.
Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative National Review, tweeted, "they're trying to take all our stuff" after Obama invoked President Reagan's use of the phrase "shining city on a hill" to describe the United States.
American exceptionalism and greatness, shining city on hill, founding documents, etc--they're trying to take all our stuff
It’s unusual for a retiring president to go on the offensive so directly against one of the candidates running to succeed him. A traditionalist might consider it unbecoming. In 2008, for example, George W. Bush never talked that way about Barack Obama.
But Obama not only holds Trump in contempt (he has ridiculed him before); he clearly views the Republican nominee as a direct threat to his legacy. Not merely the political legacy of his economic stimulus, his healthcare law and his energy projects, but – more important – the legacy of his battered but still lovely 2012 dream of "One America."