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US elections 2020

Democrats' trade war: Sanders battles Biden over Asia deals

Presidential candidates sharply differ on US economic plan

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, left, and Joe Biden lock horns at a debate in Charleston, South Carolina on Feb. 25.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Joe Biden's resurgence in the race to become the Democratic presidential candidate has prompted his main rival, Bernie Sanders, to launch a trade offensive against the former vice president.

"One of us led the opposition to disastrous trade agreements, which cost us millions of good-paying jobs. That's me," Sanders said in a speech in his home state of Vermont after Biden gained ground in the Super Tuesday primaries. "And another candidate voted for disastrous trade agreements."

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