Joe Biden controversy: One thing presidential nominee ‘won’t admit’ revealed
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Joe Biden, the Democrat presidential nominee for November’s election, earlier this week announced his running mate, Kamala Harris. The move was applauded by many, as it makes the first black woman and South Asian American in the role. Ms Harris had long been considered a front-runner for the number two slot after having once been a rival for the top job.
The former California attorney general has been urging police reform amid nationwide anti-racism protests.
Mr Biden will face President Donald Trump in the election on November 3.
The Democrat has largely held his conferences and political rallies virtually given the current coronavirus pandemic.
His staying at home has become a source of mockery from current US president.
While many have commended what they call his transparent politics, one expert, Sean King, senior vice-president of Park Strategies in New York and an affiliated scholar at University of Notre Dame’s Liu Institute, told Express.co.uk that there was one area of policy Mr Biden would likely not talk about until he was voted in.
It came as Mr King talked about the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and Britain’s potential future membership within the mammoth trading bloc post-Brexit.
He reasoned that should the UK enter the bloc, the US, although it pulled out in 2017, may rethink its decision.
He said: “I think Biden would be open to bringing Washington closer to CPTPP.
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“However, he won’t admit it now but I think he would.
“Remember, it was the Obama administration that really pursued this, and Kamala Harris has said China steals America’s intellectual property and sends the US substandard product.
“She comes from a very export dependent intellectual property state – California, which is big on tech.
“She says she’s basically all for getting tough with China on trade but she doesn’t think tariffs are the way to go and says anything we do has to be in concert with our allies.
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“Although she mentioned she didn’t like CPTPP the way it was originally negotiated, she always talks about working with allies – even on North Korea she says we shouldn’t have stopped the US-South Korea military exercises and that the US must work with South Korea and Japan.
“So I think both of them, under the right circumstances, would bring the US back into the trade bloc – what better way than to go into a trade group with our friends and allies.”
The CCPTPP consists of eleven countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
Shortly after becoming President, Mr Trump withdrew America from the group after claiming that it harmed US manufacturing.
At the time, he said that he had done a “great thing for the American worker”.
The move was based on a campaign pledge, during which he described it as a “potential disaster for our country”.
Before the US left, the group accounted for 40 percent of global GDP and 20 percent of global trade.
According to the Institute for Government, Mr Biden has hinted support for ” joining the CCPTPP should he win the presidency.
The bloc would become even more significant if the US rejoined.
It currently holds around 13 percent of world GDP.
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