Trump handed Obama this devastating defeat
Barack Obama tried to make passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) his signature accomplishment in his final months in office.
The globalist trade deal would have allowed companies to send even more jobs overseas to Asia.
But on November 8th, Obama’s globalist policies suffered a stunning defeat.
From the start of his campaign, Donald Trump made opposing trade deals such as TPP and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – which was signed into law by Bill Clinton – the centerpiece of his campaign.
Trump traveled the country and campaigned in the areas where a formerly great American middle class had been hollowed out by globalization.
In towns across Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa, Trump told crowds which numbered in the thousands that political elites in both parties had robbed them of the American dream by selling out to the forces of globalization.
And on Election Day, his message of “America First” carried the day.
Trump won states like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin that were considered part of the “Blue Wall” which no Republican had won in a generation.
And after his victory, Trump’s team was already laying the groundwork to end Obama’s destructive globalist trade policy.
His team shared a transition memo where they outlined their steps to drop out of TPP and renegotiate NAFTA.
“President-elect Donald Trump plans to move quickly to fulfill some of his most controversial campaign promises related to what he derided as “job-killing” trade policies, according to an internal transition team document shared with POLITICO.
Within the first 100 days, his administration will drop out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and 100 days after that it could withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement unless certain demands are met, according to the described policy road map…
…The detailed 21-page road map features a summary and rationale for the plan and is interspersed with quotes of policy promises Trump made on the campaign trail.
Overall, the plan outlined to POLITICO largely mirrors what Trump said in a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 22, which described the actions he would take during his first 100 days in office.
Of all the controversial proposals, renegotiating NAFTA could have the biggest impact on the U.S. economy. On Day One, Trump’s administration will request that Canada and Mexico start to renegotiate the deal, which the New York billionaire has maligned as the “worst trade deal in history.”
Then, depending on how those talks go, Trump would consider withdrawing from the pact by Day 200, according to the description of the document.”
President-elect Trump’s victory – and immediate plans to kill global trade deals – is a complete rejection of Barack Obama.
Obama had hoped to cement a Democratic majority on the foundations of globalism and social liberalism.
But on Election Day – when all the polls showed Trump would lose – working class voters across America turned out in forces to repudiate this agenda.
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