Obama’s Troubling Transformation on Trade Deals - WhoWhatWhy

Obama’s Troubling Transformation on Trade Deals

Barack Obama, TPP, Trade
President Barack Obama attends a meeting at the APEC summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.  Photo credit: Pete Souza / White House
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President Barack Obama this week offered a forceful defense of his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and expressed optimism that the controversial trade agreement could still be done while he is in office. His statements reflect a remarkable transition.

Following a meeting with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the two leaders pushed the increasingly unpopular deal and made it sound as though it is only being held up for political reasons — and not because there are concerns that it will benefit corporations at the expense of ordinary people.

Obama should be familiar with the arguments of those opposing the trade deal. He used to be on their side. Prior to becoming president, he fiercely criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement. So what has changed? Who is Obama fighting for now, the working class or major corporations?

Check out this video that highlights Obama’s transformation on the issue.


Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from TPP art (White House) and  President Barack Obama Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting (White House)

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3 responses to “Obama’s Troubling Transformation on Trade Deals”

  1. Avatar wayne says:

    Obama, Osama, Barry or whoever he is, is anybody’s guess.
    The only thing for sure is that whenever he, whoever he is, opens his mouth it will be a lie that comes out.
    At least whenever America wakes up and takes action against this imposter, all bill legislation and every executive order this guy ever signed will automatically be null and void, as he was never ever qualified to be President by his birth anyway.

  2. Avatar Jimmy Miller says:

    WHEN OBAMA, PELOSI, REID – said they would ONLY LOOK FORWARD following BUSH CHENEY DEATH TORTURE WARS OF PERPETUAL PROFIT – you knew DEEP STATE (GHW BUSH) was running the world. GHW BUSH most evil man on planet. He might live forever.

  3. Avatar JR Bob Dobbs says:

    “Who is Obama fighting for now, the working class or major corporations?”

    He has always been on the side of the globalists.