How Donald Trump Has Shifted Republican Debate on Free Trade
The G.O.P. is traditionally known as the party that supports freer markets, both within and outside the U.S. - at least until the 2016 Presidential race. Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump, has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal a “terrible deal.” He’s against greater trade liberalization, saying it’s only led to other countries “ripping us off.” Trump favors more protectionist trade policies. Senator Ted Cruz has also come out against the TPP, as it stands. It’s unclear where Senator Marco Rubio stands on the issue. Bob Davis, senior editor at the Wall Street Journal, joins us to talk about how Trump’s views on free trade stack up against the other Republican candidates and whether there’s a shift taking place within the party.
Bob Davis is the senior editor of the
Wall Street Journal.