He’s a major league protectionist who hates free trade–and he has no understanding of the law of comparative advantage.
The Raleigh News Observer reports on a stop Trump made in that city, only a few days before Trump is likely to make an official announcement that he is going to seek the presidency:
Addressing criticism that he lacks the political experience to be president, Trump said he’d be strong on foreign policy.
“I’ve made a lot of money beating China and other countries,” he said. “I only have experience beating other countries. Is that good experience?”
Trump offered an alternative plan for the international trade negotiations under way. He said Ford and other companies looking to move manufacturing to Mexico or overseas should face a 35 percent tax when they ship the goods back to the U.S.
That would bring the plants back home, he argued. “That’s what’s going to happen, and there are hundreds, thousands of those deals,” he said. “I will make this country so rich – if I run on the 16th – just you watch.”
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