WATCH | Bernie Sanders: Trump, Sanders are on the same page on trade.
Sanders and Trump have been locked in a heated primary battle over the past several weeks, with Sanders and Trump repeatedly attacking each other over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and the role of corporations in the U.S. economy.
The two Democratic presidential candidates have also clashed over trade deals and their impact on jobs and the economy, and have clashed over the need to reform Wall Street.
Sanders, who is running in the Democratic presidential nomination race, said in a CNN town hall in Iowa last week that Trump was wrong about the TPP deal and was wrong to have called the financial crisis a hoax.
“We are on a path to a much more balanced and fair economy.
You know, there are a lot of things that have happened and people have said, ‘Oh, he’s making things up,'” Sanders said.
“He’s making them up.
You’ve got a guy who has not held a job in 30 years who is not employed.
You got a man who has taken $3 million in campaign contributions from Wall Street and who is going to take that money and spend it all on ads?
You got another guy who is spending $1.7 million on ads against me?
We are in a very tough race.”
Trump, meanwhile, has said Sanders is “not on the right track” on trade and is pushing for a massive increase in tariffs.
Trump also has called the TPP “an abomination” and said he wants to renegotiate it.
“Bernie Sanders and I are on opposite sides on trade,” Trump said at a town hall meeting last month in New Hampshire.
“I don’t know Bernie Sanders.
I don’t like him.
He’s a terrible candidate, but I know Bernie.”
Trump’s campaign said the two men have “spoken by phone” about the issue.
Sanders’ campaign has said he would oppose a trade deal that includes China, which is a key partner in the deal.
Trump has said trade with China is “one of the greatest assets of the United States.”
Sanders has argued that the TPP is a “trade protectionist” deal that unfairly affects small businesses, workers and the environment.
The Vermont senator has also criticized Trump for calling the TPP a “horrible trade agreement.”
“I do not want the United Kingdom to be the second-largest trading partner of the world.
I want the next-largest to be, in my opinion, Canada,” Sanders said in an interview with ABC News last year.
Sanders also criticized a proposal from Trump that would have allowed U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to meet with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May in the United Nations.
The U.KS. has rejected the idea.
Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, has also been critical of Sanders’ position on trade, but said last week during a rally in Virginia that Sanders “would never be president of the U .
has a trade deficit with China of $1 trillion, a deficit Sanders has called a “national crisis.”