Obama Rips Warren on Trade Deal: "Elizabeth's A Politician Like Everybody Else"

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In an interview with Matt Bai of Yahoo! News, President Obama said Elizabeth Warren is "absolutely wrong" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and trashed her as a "politician like everybody else."

"The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else," Obama said in the interview with Yahoo! News. "And you know, she’s got a voice that she wants to get out there. I understand that. And on most issues, she and I deeply agree. On this one, though, her arguments don’t stand the test of fact and scrutiny."

MATT BAI, YAHOO: Senator Warren said this week this pact could be used to roll back Dodd-Frank --

PRESIDENT OBAMA: She’s absolutely wrong.

BAI: -- which is pretty close to your heart.

OBAMA: Right, I passed it. Think about the logic of that, right? The notion that I had this massive fight with Wall Street to make sure that we don’t repeat what happened in 2007, 2008. And then I sign a provision that would unravel it?

I’d have to be pretty stupid. And it doesn't make any sense... there is no evidence that this could ever be used in this way. This is pure speculation. She and I both taught law school and one of the things you do as a law professor is you spin out hypotheticals. And this is all hypothetical, speculative...

The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else. And you know, she’s got a voice that she wants to get out there. I understand that. And on most issues, she and I deeply agree. On this one, though, her arguments don’t stand the test of fact and scrutiny.

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