While Donald Trump has expressed his disapproval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, other Republican candidates are divided on the controversial trade deal.
“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an attack on America's business. It does not stop Japan's currency manipulation. This is a bad deal,” Trump said of the deal in April.
The trade deal was negotiated for several years with nations that include Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Malaysia and Canada, CNN Money reports. The aim of the deal is to make it easier for businesses to invest in other countries.
Trump isn’t the only GOP candidate to speak out against TPP, but some of his rivals — including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — have expressed strong support for it.
“I have no problem supporting TPP,” Bush wrote in a piece for Medium in April.
“We've worked with some of our most important allies in negotiations to help make this possible — and asked them to take political risks of their own to open their markets to American goods, agricultural products, and services," he added.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida also voiced his support of the deal in a press release on April 24, 2014, saying that it would “allow us to further unite our economies, creating commerce and business opportunities for millions throughout North America, South America and Asia."