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PHILADELPHIA — Making a late-night appearance at a post-DNC party early this morning, a vivacious and enthusiastic Governor Terry McAuliffe asserted to Gawker not only that Hillary Clinton is not at risk of changing her position on TPP, but that she had “never supported it and never would.”

Earlier this week, the longtime Clinton confidant and Virginia Governor insinuated to reporters that Hillary Clinton might possibly reverse her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal should she become President. McAuliffe’s spokesperson then softened the message to Politico, saying “he was simply expressing what he wants Clinton to do if she is elected president.”

Tonight however, when pressed on the issue, McAuliffe told Gawker:

She’s wrong. I support it. She doesn’t. She never supported it. I create jobs in Virginia, I always supported it. We’re best friends. She has never supported it.

Before moving away to greet well-wishers, McAuliffe turned back briefly to say once again, “She will never support it. We’re best friends.”