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Sun May 12, 2019, 02:45 PM

Trump has long seen previous US trade agreements as losers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. And he’s showing no signs of backing off now, even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

The president went after China on Day 1 of his presidential bid, promising to “bring back our jobs from China, from Mexico, from Japan, from so many places.”

Trump’s views on trade helped forge his path to victory in states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio, where he linked the loss of manufacturing jobs to the North America Free Trade Agreement and other trade deals. He warned the worst was yet to come with President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

His trashing of existing and proposed trade agreements grabbed the headlines, but he also made clear his view that globalization had been bad for America and that he would use tariffs to protect national security and domestic producers. He cited the nation’s Founding Fathers, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan as leaders whose footsteps he was following when it came to trade and tariffs.

“Our original Constitution did not even have an income tax,” Trump told voters in Monessen, Pennsylvania, some four months before the 2016 presidential election. “Instead, it had tariffs, emphasizing taxation of foreign, not domestic production.”

https://www.heraldnet.com/business/trump-has-long-seen-previous-us-trade-agreements-as-losers/?utm_source=DAILY+HERALD&utm_campaign=f0c4db68b6-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d81d073bb4-f0c4db68b6-228635337

The idiot still doesn't get it that it's the American consumer that ends up paying the tariffs.

Stop with the originalist bullshit. You either evolve or go extinct.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:48 PM

1. Have to buy dishwasher before tarrif hits. Had a leak and must replace.

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Sun May 12, 2019, 04:29 PM

2. Trade agreements are losers

until trump U, trump steaks, trump vodka.

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Sun May 12, 2019, 04:35 PM

3. "Originalist"? He doesn't know enough American history to be called "originalist"

It's just more bullshit that seems to be maybe possibly believable to his base of morans. I swear he is just pulling this out of his ass moment to moment.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:15 PM

4. NAFTA was a terrible agreement.

That used to be the general position on DU until Trump began attacking it in the campaign. Then suddenly people began defending it. Obama said it should be changed in 2008 and Hillary Clinton said it should be changed in 2016.

Both Sanders and Clinton opposed the Trans Pacific Partnership in the 2016 campaign.

I don't want our manufacturing base to "evolve" out of existence.


https://www.cnn.com/2016/07/27/politics/tpp-what-you-need-to-know/index.html

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