TRADE DEALS OFF IN THE CANDIDATES PROPOSED PRESIDENCY AND TORTURE
Photo: Gage Skidmore, Donald Trump speaking
Donald Trump gave two controversial speeches on June 28, despite plans made by his campaign advisors for more professional polish. The Associated Press reported on a speech made in a Pennsylvania town suffering from a weakened steel industry and one in Ohio, where he called for more intense interrogation techniques than waterboarding.
The 35-minute speech in Pennsylvania blasted trade agreements as killing the middle class, and he proposed tariffs on China and Mexico.
According to the AP, Trump said, “This wave of globalization has wiped out totally, totally our middle class.” He went on to say that it doesn’t have to be this way and wants to pull the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump would also like to exit the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is yet to take effect, reported the AP.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce took to twitter to call-out the proposals, and said a U.S. exit from global markets would cause a recession instead of more jobs. The AP reported that the Chamber is normally pro-GOP, but pointed out tariffs would start a trade war.
Good-paying jobs and sustained economic growth relies on an outward-facing U.S. economy, not inward isolation. https://t.co/WXseTxSWkS
— U.S. Chamber (@USChamber) June 28, 2016
The National Association of Manufacturers also tweeted how trade is good for workers, according to the AP. Advances in robotics, technology and global markets have slowed down jobs.
— Jay Timmons (@JayTimmonsNAM) June 28, 2016
In Ohio, Trump said, “you have to fight fire with fire” when it comes to interrogation of Islamic militants, the AP reported. He also, repeated his distaste of the Tran-Pacific Partnership by calling it “rape”.