Republican Kasich Says He Views TPP Favorably So Far

“I don’t know what this thing’s gonna look like. I would favor it on the headline,” Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, cautioning: “While I think that trade is good, we gotta have the way to blow the whistle when we are getting ripped off.”

  • “I think trade is a problem when people cheat and we look the other way,” Kasich tells U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez at Washington event
    • “I’m going to work like the dickens to make sure we have an expedited process” for complaints, Kasich says
    • Palomarez says another candidate had “chickened out” of appearing before group, apparently alluding to Donald Trump
  • On gun violence, Kasich says further gun-control measures won’t solve problem
    • “The deeper issue is alienation,” he says. “The deeper issue is loneliness”
    • “This aggressive search for a secular society isn’t working”
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