President Barack Obama stressed Tuesday that he still he plans to move ahead with the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal while he’s in office despite bipartisan opposition on trade.
“Right now I’m president, and I’m for it,” Obama said at a midday press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. “And I think I’ve got the better argument. I’ve made this argument before. I’ll make it again. We are part of a global economy. We’re not reversing that.”
The remark seemed a rebuke not only to Donald Trump — who has lambasted the TPP deal on the campaign trail — but also Hillary Clinton, who also opposes the plan.