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AFL-CIO Chief Likes Donald Trump’s Trade Policy, But Not the Candidate

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wsj articleThe following is an excerpt from ERIC MORATH | September 1, 2016 | WSJ.com |

The leader of the nation’s largest labor union thinks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s position on trade is a positive, but said the candidate is a “fraud” and “unfit to be president.”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he’s happy that both major party presidential candidates reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, but he doesn’t trust Mr. Trump to stick to that position.

“Anytime a politician is on the same side of an issue as us, we think it’s a positive,” Mr. Trumka said Thursday at an event hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in Washington, D.C. But “Donald Trump talking about being against trade deals is sort of laughable.”

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