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The one thing that Trump has in common with Berny Sanders is trade

ChristianKl          15 February 2016 07:54 AM


For those who still think that Trump is pro-free-trade an interview:

I think I'm a little bit against the establishement and he's [Sanders] also. I will tell you the one thing we have in common is trade.


Trump wants to cancel the existing trade agreements just like Berny Sanders wants to do so.

Trump then wants to negotiate new ones. With Mexico he wants to negotiate one that forces Mexico to pay for a wall.

With China he wants to negotiate one that pressures China to create in regime change in North Korea and that prevents China from stop "ripping-off" America.

The interesting question is whether when Trump will start the trade negotiations with such hardline stances whether there will be a deal at all or whether we will have strong trade wars.



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aliad 16 February 2016 08:44 PM
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I'm wondering is there will be an insider vs. outside detention to US Polonius that develops as cutting across left vs. right. If both party establishments agree on the same side of an issue as the politically safe or 'mainstream' one, then upstarts try to gain 'maverick' cred in both parties my choose position similar to each other be opposite from their parities usual line.


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is4junk 18 February 2016 06:14 PM
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I'm wondering is there will be an insider vs. outside dimension to US Politics that is developing as cutting across left vs. right.

I changed the quote a bit to what I think you are trying to say. The answer to the above is yes a bit. A large chunk of Trump supporters are Registered Democrats - this is odd. My thinking is that both Bernie and Hillary are driving away rational democrats to the Republican side. A similar thing happened during the Reagan years.

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ChristianKl 24 February 2016 01:42 PM
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If people hate Bernie and Hillary, why isn't Martin O'Malley getting more results? People elected Obama because they thought he would bring "change". Now, the same people think Trump will bring "change".

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melian 16 February 2016 05:14 AM
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Unlike Sanders, Trump seems to be a pure opportunist with no real ideological commitment. I suspect that most of his campaign promises (such as making Mexico to pay for the wall or starting a trade war with China) are only made to appeal to voters and he has no serious intention of carrying them out.


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ChristianKl 16 February 2016 09:09 AM
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His committment isn't ideological. On the other hand he does have a committment to appearing strong and not looking like he can be bullied around.

Trumps own financial interests are in real estage and not hurt much by starting trade wars.

Why do you think that Trump has no intention of engaging in trade wars? Simply because you believe the policy to be bad?

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melian 17 February 2016 12:55 PM
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The trade war between the US and the rest of the word would result in a deep economic crisis that would hurt all sectors of economy (including real estate). Most Trumpís supporters have no knowledge of how economy really works, but it would surprise me if a billionaire like Trump were as naive as his supporters.

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ChristianKl 15 February 2016 08:07 AM
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Missing a space between in and common. The lack of editing ability on omnilibrium is annoying.


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