Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the trade policies his rival Hillary Clinton supported have lead to ''the disappearance of the American middle class.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders criticized rival Hillary Clinton's support for trade policies which he says have resulted "in the disappearance of the American middle class and the fact that we have 47 million people living in poverty." Sanders spoke during a news conference in Lansing, Michigan, Thursday (March 3) on the need to bring jobs and decent wages back to America. He said the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other trade policies were being written by corporate America and did not have the middle class workers in mind. "We have lost thousands and thousands of decent paying jobs. Our trade policies have failed, NAFTA has failed... American workers- it's part of the TPP should not be forced to compete against people in Vietnam. Do you know what the minimum wage is in Vietnam? Sixty-five cents and hour." Clinton, 68, took big steps on Super Tuesday toward securing her party's nomination, the 2016 campaign's biggest day of state-by-state nominating contests. Sanders, 74, won his home state of Vermont along with Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma.