Clinton has come out against the TPP, Obama’s signature trade deal. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
President Barack Obama appeared irritated Friday when he was asked about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership — declining to comment on her flip-flop on an agreement she praised as his secretary of State.
“With respect to the trade and how Hillary views trade, I would have you direct questions to her,” Obama said at a joint press conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in the East Room of the White House. “I mean, here is a general proposition, guys. During the course of what will be a long campaign, I probably won’t be commenting on every single utterance or decision that the various candidates make, because I think that it is natural and proper for candidates to run on their own vision and their own platform,” he said. Full story