April 9th, 2008
09:53 AM ET
7 years ago

Bill, Hillary Clinton disagree about Colombia trade pact

 Hillary and Bill Clinton have different opinions about a free trade agreement with Colombia.
Hillary and Bill Clinton have different opinions about a free trade agreement with Colombia.

(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill don't see eye-to-eye when it comes to a controversial free trade pact, her campaign says.

Hillary Clinton staunchly opposes a free trade agreement with Colombia, but her husband, the former president, supports it.

Clinton's campaign spokesman, Jay Carson, told The Associated Press that her opposition to the deal is "clear and firm."

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  1. Stephanie, PA

    How odd...she didn't say she disagreed with Pres. Clinton at the time NAFTA was implemented. Oh, well, those are just pesky little details!

    Obama '08

    April 9, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. mary

    Does Obama disagree with Mitchelle about "this is the first time I am proud to be an American"?

    April 9, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  3. Linda

    She still backed NAFTA which to my part of the country is like living in a death state or the Death Star there is know way out.

    April 9, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. LucieLee

    Hillary has no credibility about CAFTA~!!

    April 9, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  5. Vaxe J L

    They already have that 800K so who care who's for or not. It's all political that Hillary is against it now after pocket the money. We need to stop that, That what that election is about

    Go Obama or McCain never the Clinton

    April 9, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Recently, we are hearing that HRC claims to disagree with many of the major policies followed by her husband during his white house days, including this NAFTA and CAFTA.

    On one hand, this shows that HRC did not have a major role in influencing Bill Clinton when he made decisions which diminishes her white house experience:

    On the other hand, even when she is preparing herself for a presidential race, she chose all the people in her campaign who in one way another have a different stand than her- how strange.

    I do not see any honesty in this woman-There are many things that need to be vetted.

    April 9, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  7. MD

    Oh please spare us the Clinton family's soap opera.

    How come when her husband was making $500,000 promoting the colombia free trade pact Hillary wasn't vocal about her opposition?

    The only reason why she says she is against it now is to buy union support in PA. Once the primaries die down, she and her sleezy husband will be back making money any which way they can. Mark my word.

    April 9, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  8. TJ

    Recently, we are hearing that HRC claims to disagree with many of the major policies followed by her husband during his white house days, including this NAFTA and CAFTA.

    On one hand, this shows that HRC did not have a major role in influencing Bill Clinton when he made decisions which diminishes her white house experience:

    On the other hand, even when she is preparing herself for a presidential race, she chose all the people in her campaign who in one way another have a different stand than her- how strange.

    I do not see any honesty in this woman-There are many things that need to be vetted.

    April 9, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. PA voter

    Thats what you get if you allow one Clinton into the White house you allow both. They will need a new cabinet position with a special wing so they can seek Marriage counseling. I hear rev Wright is interested in that cabinet spot.

    April 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. mathias

    who cares what hilary does not know is GOD as chosen his candidate,Remember america if we steal this election frombarack obama then we have loss the foundation on which this country was built .i had lou doubs the proclaime american hero trying to belittle obama make no mistakes lou obama is not your caliber .

    April 9, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. x4faith - Mobile, AL

    Some of the most scary scenes in this God awful 3 Act play is that MI, OH & FL fell for their BAD ACTING in the 1st Act. Now that we're in the 2 Act it seems as if PA and possible IN will do the same. God help us when in the 3rd Act. We're gonna need a miracle.

    April 9, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  12. Voice

    Will you split at answering 3am phone too?

    April 9, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. Ben

    clear and firm? yeah, thats why she engaged a lobbyist as chief strategist...

    April 9, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  14. Where did the REAL Democrat Party go?

    Is there some significance to this story? So??? .....wives and husbands can disagree on about anything. Why don't you people report on what Barack and Michelle disagree on? Oh, I forget.......she is the "little wife" who goes along with her "man" and let's him lead the way. What a WONDERFUL role model she would make for all of our forward-looking daughters......she is NOT the model of the Modern Woman......Hillary is.

    The Mainstream Media needs to take up another Hobby and lay off of Hillary-–get a REAL LIFE and stop reporting Anti-Hillary stuff. We Americans are SICK of it. Don't you GET it already??

    April 9, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. April in Texas

    Well your Whitehouse transcripts prove otherwise on your views concerning NAFTA. If your so opposed to NAFTA and this Colombia free trade issue CAFTA then WHY is Mark Penn still involved in your campaign at all? Your husband who also strongly supports what you claim to be against is still campaigning for you? If your campaign supporters and such continue to judge Obama by his FORMER reverand then please explain the difference you are doing. They are quite the same except for one small factor the word FORMER meaning in the past tense…
    Explain it to me without the lies please...

    Obama 08

    April 9, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  16. Tom , Flagstaff, AZ

    Let's not kid ourselves. Hillary agrees with Bill. She just won't say it. Why? Pennsylvania.

    April 9, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. Kry

    YEah..She was against NAFTA too..lol, wait LOL!!! That's why she worked so hard to crush the unions who opposed it.
    Sen Clinton was up against snipers too.

    They are such an AMAZINGLY UPRIGHT couple but I may be 'disenfranchised'.

    They say one thing yet their back door actions prove that they DON"T have the best interest of Americans at heart

    April 9, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  18. Nikki

    Husband and wife fundamentally disagreeing about the Columbia Free Trade Pact. What a conflict of interest, her husband made $800,000.00 by speaking on behalf of a company that supports this agreement while she's campaigning that she's against it. Will they reconcile their "disagreement" if she becomes our President? Who will concede their position, Hillary or Bill? Will Americans see more jobs shifted overseas if Hillary flip-flops on this issue?
    Columbia-gate.....NAFTA-gate?

    April 9, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
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