Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says Obama should use Democrats' opposition to a major package of trade legislation as leverage to win changes to Asia deal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday said President Barack Obama should use lawmakers' unwillingness to approve a major package of trade legislation as leverage to win changes to a deal now being negotiated with Asian nations. Obama's attempt to get fast-track authority to negotiate trade agreements has been stymied so far by Democrats who oppose aspects of the Asia deal, which has not been finalized. Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, said Obama could use that opposition from his own political party as leverage in the Asia deal talks to ensure the changes Democrats want are included in the final agreement.