Why would you assume that? Has he ever said we should not trade with China? His position is we should not allow China to cheat us. The only negative trade statement I've heard Trump make was that we shouldn't depend on China for our drugs. Once Trump found out that China could simply cut off the supply of certain critical drugs, Trump pushed big Pharma to adjust their supply chains to reduce dependency on China. Granted, the Chinese don't march in the street screaming "Death to America" the way the Iranians do but they have made it very clear in other ways such as their cyber attacks that they are not our friends.I would believe Trump was against trading with China of his campaign merchandise wasn't made there.
Facts please? Are you comparing importing labor from abroad with not making our own drugs? How about not making our own ammunition? I'm pretty sure, we have to stay friends with France if we want them to sell us bullets for our guns.He wanted to influence/force American companies to use American companies while utilizing foreign companies himself.
OK. Let me rephrase. He wanted to influence/force American companies to use American companies while utilizing foreign companies himself.
I think it was a bit more complicated. Yes, Trump was trying to bring manufacturing back into the US by using tariffs to make Chinese products a bit more expensive so that US made products would be competitive in terms of price. But I also think it was about encouraging companies to relocate their foreign manufacturing (supply chain) outside of China so that China would not have a stranglehold should they cut us off.Trump was trying to get people to bring back manufacturing to the US. That will come to an abrupt halt as his Executive orders are cancelled.
I'm not the one who said we shouldn't buy the products. Just pointing out the hypocrisy. They certainly make hats and shirts in America. But of course when your Lord Trump is a hypocrite, it's OK.Vassago,
Maybe someday you will die because you can't order a tchotchke from China, but I doubt it. That is not the same as drugs that keep people alive. Do you really want someone who considers themselves our enemy to control whether or not you receive some lifesaving drug? Who the hell cares if they make Trumpy Bear and Red MAGA hats?
Trump didn't hollow out the manufacturing areas of the US. It was his predecessors who did that. Trump was trying to turn that around and he actually made some headway. If you can't get goods made in America, I suppose you don't have to buy anything. Hope you don't need a kitchen appliance or car anytime soon. Go to an appliance store and count the number of Made in America products you find. Even furniture seems to be made in China. Trump was trying to get people to bring back manufacturing to the US. That will come to an abrupt halt as his Executive orders are cancelled. In the meantime, are his guests supposed to sit on the floor? Don't buy into this crap. You can't blame Trump for things the feckless members of Congress did.