Hillary Clinton has the difficult task between now and November to remain consistent with her positions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement while uniting the Democratic Party and defending against attacks by Donald Trump.
Uniting the Democratic Party means coming to peace with rival Bernie Sanders. In the primary season, Sanders won states like Michigan and West Virginia in part because of his condemnation of trade deals opposed by white working class voters.
Sanders and his campaign have been pushing to have those views represented in the party platform. But despite Clinton’s public condemnation of the trade deal, the Democratic Party Platform Committee have voted not to oppose it.