When was the last time a Republican president was so hostile to free trade and dismissed the usual “free market” apologetics as the “dumb market”?
It would be so much better if he had said something like this:Social Democracy For The 21St Century: A Post Keynesian Perspective“I love free trade in principle, OK? But, in practice, we just don’t have it, OK? We just don’t have it. Everybody cheats. China cheats. Japan cheats. The Europeans cheat. So therefore we need to be smart, and have fair trade, and protect American jobs and manufacturing. And, if we need tariffs, then that’s smart trade.”
Trump on the Free Market