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Groups assess Trump’s impact on range of policy questions

University of California-Davis agricultural economist Daniel Sumner believes trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership have a better chance of being implemented by Trump despite his campaign rhetoric.

While Hillary Clinton would have been beholden to unions and other interests that inherently resist trade deals, Sumner believes Trump could renegotiate the TPP and get it passed in much the same way that then-President Bill Clinton did with the North American Free Trade Agreement.

“He did just enough to claim it was his own and said ‘lets do this deal,’” said Sumner, director of the UC’s Agricultural Issues Center.

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