Internet rages against Lee's call to Americans to support TPP

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The BBC yesterday (3 Aug) shared a video clip of the views of 2 American president-wannabes, juxtaposed against Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s call for the American people to support the TPP.

BBC captioned their video: “Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong makes a case for why the Trans-Pacific Partnership matters to Americans.”

Many who responded to BBC’s post in Facebook were not kind to PM Lee’s call for support of the multi-nation trade pact.

The Singapore Government is Obama’s key partner in the 12-nations trade pact, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Obama and Lee have both said that TPP will boost exports to their respective countries and build strategic ties in Asia.

The Democratic Party nominee for the Presidential race in November this year, Hillary Clinton; as well as the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, have both opposed TPP and aligned themselves with the average American voters who think that the trade deal is bad news for them.