Think what you will of Trump, the man has great rhetoric:
Trump, in his speech, portrayed Clinton as an agent of a status quo “that worships globalism over Americanism” and criticized her past support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he described as “the deathblow for American manufacturing.”
He said the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by Bill Clinton, was a “disaster” and pointed to the Clintons support for normalizing trade relations with China.
He said that, as president, he would dramatically overhaul the way the country approaches trade, threatening to wield new tariffs and taxes to push his way.
“Ladies and gentlemen, It’s time to declare our economic independence once again,” he said.
He vowed to renegotiate North American Free Trade Agreement to get a better deal “by a lot, not just a little,” for American workers – and threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the deal if his proposals aren’t agreed.
“We already have a trade war. And were losing badly,” Trump said.
Trump understands, as the globalists do not, that only one side is required to fight for a state of war to exist.
Make America Great Again.
UPDATE: in light of his attacks on Mr. Trump’s economic policies, I have challenged Ben Shapiro to a debate on free trade.
Ben Shapiro @benshapiro
Trumponomics is garbage stacked on other garbage stacked on flaming piles of dog crap
Trump’s entire plan to create jobs relies on trade protectionism – the single most debunked economic fallacy of the last two centuries, an idea so bad that it has largely reduced Latin America, which bought into “dependency theory,” to poverty and food riots. Trump’s theory seems to be that if we increase the price of imports, make it more difficult for American companies to export, and punish American companies for locating overseas, this ridiculous combination of counterproductive policies will result in alchemist economic gold.
Supreme Dark Lord @voxday Ben, Trump’s economics are superior to Ricardian neo-classical economics, Chicago School monetarism, and Marxian free trade.
Supreme Dark Lord @voxday
I wrote a #1 bestseller on free trade with Dr. Miller.
Now I’m challenging you to a debate on free trade. Are you up to it?