Clinton Says Trump Has a Narrowing Base

Both sides start talking about free trade.

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Zach Montellaro
March 11, 2016, 9:24 a.m.

Former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D) says real es­tate mogul Don­ald Trump’s (R) base of sup­port is very nar­row.

Clin­ton: “I think he has — if you really ana­lyze it — a pretty nar­row base. … If he gets nom­in­ated, we’re go­ing to have a very vig­or­ous gen­er­al elec­tion if I’m the nom­in­ee.” (CNN)

TALK­ING FREE TRADE. “In the month since the New Hamp­shire pres­id­en­tial primary, the de­bate in the Re­pub­lic­an and Demo­crat­ic races has shif­ted to free-trade deals and wheth­er they have left Amer­ic­an work­ers be­hind.”

“Like Michigan, Ohio has seen its fair share of job losses that some at­trib­ute to free-trade policies that have en­cour­aged out­sourcing and in­creased im­ports. In 2015, Ohio lost 115,000 jobs due to free-trade deals, ac­cord­ing to a study re­leased this month by the Eco­nom­ic Policy In­sti­tute, a think tank fo­cused on con­di­tions of low- and middle-in­come work­ers. The study found that Michigan ranked first for the most job loss due to free trade last year, while Ohio ranked sixth.” (Bo­ston Globe)


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