LEDGER-ENQUIRER: Obama: Pulling up drawbridge on trade would hurt US workers

08/03/2016

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August 3, 2016 | BY JOSH LEDERMAN AND MATTHEW PENNINGTON

President Barack Obama found common cause with the leader of Singapore in the face of growing political headwinds against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning that to “pull up a drawbridge” on trade would only hurt the United States and its workers.

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged the United States to maintain its “indispensable role” in the Asia-Pacific and ratify the TPP as he joined Obama at the White House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of U.S. diplomatic relations with the Southeast Asian city state.

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