Obama asks people to read TPP deal themselves


President Obama on Tuesday morning asked people to make their own judgment about the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact by reading it themselves online.

"Along with the text of the agreement, we've posted detailed materials to help explain it," Obama wrote in an op-ed for Bloomberg. "It's an unprecedented degree of transparency — and it's the right thing to do."

"Not every American will support this deal, and neither will every member of Congress. But I believe that in the end, the American people will see that it is a win for our workers, our businesses and our middle class. And I expect that, after the American people and Congress have an opportunity for months of careful review and consultation, Congress will approve it, and I'll have the chance to sign it into law," Obama added.

On Monday, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tweeted out a picture showing just how hard it might be for the average person to read the deal. His tweet showed a pile of paper about three feet high on his desk.

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