Teamsters President James Hoffa was in Hershey this week for the annual Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters. At the conference, Hoffa was interviewed by Rick Smith, host of the Rick Smith Show, and at the beginning of the interview, Hoffa called “bullshit” on President Obama’s TPP strategy.
Here’s the portion of the interview:
Rick Smith: I gotta talk about this trade agreement. In the opening we had President Obama saying “You can trust me. I am not going to sign these trade agreements.” Yet he signed KORUS, Panama, Columbia and now this?
James Hoffa: Well, everybody in Washington is talking about this. I mean this is the biggest issue right now. They call it TPP – Trans Pacific Partnership, and I always call it NAFTA on steroids. This thing is huge. It covers the entire Pacific, and there’s an idea here. Obama’s got this idea that we’re going to surround China. Well that’s bullshit. You’re not going to do that.
Hoffa then goes on to raise questions about the deals secrecy and why it is not being released to the public. You can listen to the rest interview below.