"...the new platform
reflects Donald Trump’s more skeptical attitude toward trade deals"
(Trump has referred to the TPP as a “
of our country”). "In
threatening a 35 percent tariff on many goods imported from Mexico and a
35 percent tariff on imports from China — and by pledging to punish
specific U.S. businesses for behavior he doesn’t approve of — Trump is
attempting to assume
Hugo Chávez-like powers over global commerce." Source
DT wants to ensure free trade agreements create U.S. jobs, renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA, oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and designate China a currency manipulator. source
"Trade was not just about economics; it was also about geopolitics. Disillusioned with the isolationism that followed World War I, Americans turned internationalist after World War II. The emphasis on trade was not simply to bolster prosperity; it also aimed to bind nations together so they would compete commercially and not resort to war." Opinions: Trump’s risky nationalism
Problem: To date
economists, politicians and other members of society have
not solve a 40 plus years problem.