NEW YORK - Republican candidate Donald Trump appears to be finding his message for the fall campaign. The gist of it seems to be boiling down to a key contrast between Democrat Hillary Clinton and himself: she's a globalist and he's a patriot.
From the Trump campaign Wednesday morning:
In his speech yesterday, "Declaring American Economic Independence," Donald J. Trump made the case for Americanism over Hillary Clinton's Globalism, and detailed how the Trans-Pacific Partnership would undermine U.S. sovereignty and economic prosperity. He announced he would withdraw from the TPP and negotiate bilateral trade deals that protect U.S. economic interests.
He then challenged Hillary Clinton, longtime enthusiastic booster of the TPP, if she too would pledge to withdraw from the pact and rule out its passage in any form. Clinton now weakly says she only has issues with the TPP "currently...in its current form," politician-speak for saying she will approve it at the very earliest opportunity.