Ed Schultz: "Why Give Obama Fast Track Authority On Trade Deal? Because He's African-American? I Don't Think So"

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On Friday's broadcast of MSNBC's The Ed Show, host Ed Schultz railed against President Obama and the administration's attempt to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

"So why give the president fast track authority?" Schultz rhetorically asked. "Because he's African-American? I don't think so. I don't care if the president's Asian, African-American, from Nigeria, if he's a fat white guy from Minnesota, it doesn't matter."

"No one's telling the truth exactly what is in this," Schultz added.

Schultz even called out the Brunei component of the deal where there's Shari'a law.

The bottom line in all of this is that we have a track record of trade agreements that have gutted american jobs. In fact, we have seen the Chinese cheat when it comes to trade agreements. We have seen them dump stuff on our market. And the trade agreements aren't set up where we can recoil fast enough and straighten things out. By that time, the jobs are lost down the road. So this is more of the same.

So why give the president fast track authority? Because he's African-American? I don't think so. I don't care if the president's Asian, African-American, from Nigeria, if he's a fat white guy from Minnesota, it doesn't matter. The fact is, this is a bad deal for America. And no one's telling the truth exactly what is in this. And why do we have to have a trade deal with Brunei? Shari'a law. Really? That's going to make our economy better? No. This is a Wall Street deal. This is a corporate deal. It's not for the betterment of raising wages in this country.

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