Obama to meet with experts on Pacific trade deal: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

November 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will hold a meeting at the White House on Friday with experts from both political parties to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday.

The meeting will include four former Secretaries of State -Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright – among others.

Earnest said the meeting will focus on the Pacific Rim trade deal and setting the “rules of the road” on trade in Asia.

(Reporting by Megan Cassella and Susan Heavey; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

  • Moss500

    Define “experts”. Who are these “experts” and how much did they donate to Obama’s campaign?

  • Mucklucky

    Such a meeting would have been appropriate BEFORE the trade deal was already written. Now, it’s an all or nothing vote. Typical Obama leadership tactic… do it my way, or not at all!