Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tells supporters in New York that he will stop U.S. companies from moving jobs to other countries if he's elected. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Story: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has made his criticism of a pending Pacific trade agreement central to his campaign, on Wednesday (September 7) told a group of conservatives in his home state of New York that he will enact penalties on U.S. companies that move their operations overseas. Trump, who has vowed to make the creation of what he calls "good jobs" one of the priorities of his presidency if he's elected in November, complained that many U.S. jobs had moved to Mexico. But he told the crowd of supporters, "100%, we will stop it." The New York businessman has broken with the Republican Party's traditional embrace of free trade. He has vowed to rip up the TPP and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, an existing deal with Canada and Mexico which he blames for the loss of U.S. jobs. Trump has pulled into an effective tie with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, erasing a substantial deficit as he consolidated support among his party's likely voters in recent weeks, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released Friday. The poll showed 40 percent of likely voters supporting Trump and 39 percent backing Clinton for the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. Clinton's support has dropped steadily in the weekly tracking poll since Aug. 25, eliminating what had been a eight-point lead for her.