Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Donald Trump Trade Policy FULL Speech Monessen Pa 6/28/16 Video and Text

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Published on Jun 28, 2016
Donald Trump on Tuesday said he will demand a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
If those other countries refuse the renegotiation, Trump said he would withdraw from the trade pact, which would cause tariffs on imports from those countries and exports from the United States to rise. "I'm going tell our NAFTA partners that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers,” Trump said during remarks at an aluminum facility in Monessen, Pa., near Pittsburgh. "And I don't mean just a little bit better, I mean a lot better," he said.
"If they do not agree to a renegotiation, then I will submit notice under Article 2205 of the NAFTA agreement that America intends to withdraw from the deal.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also said he would kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal negotiated by President Obama, which is the biggest trade deal since the NAFTA.
The comments suggest Trump is going after blue-collar workers on the left and the right who are upset with free-trade policies as he seeks to make inroads against Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Clinton's rival in the Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has also criticized NAFTA and the TPP, and some of Trump's remarks seemed designed to appeal to Sanders supporters. Clinton opposes the TPP but backed it as Obama's secretary of State. As a result, Trump argued she can't be trusted to not back the deal if she in in the White House.
 He said that Clinton would make only small changes to the Asia-Pacific deal and “declare the TPP pact fixed, and ram it through "and you will suffer.” "That’s why Hillary is now only saying she has problems with TPP in its current form," he said. "You know what that mean, that means they’ll make a little two word change, she’ll fix it and she’ll feel great. “If the media doesn’t believe me," Trump added, "I have a challenge for you and Hillary.
Ask Hillary if she is willing to withdraw from the TPP her first day in office and unconditionally rule out its passage in any form.” Trump called NAFTA, negotiated by President Bill Clinton, "the worst trade deal in history." The Chamber of Commerce, which supports free-trade agreements, blasted Trump's plans on trade in a series of tweets from its account.
Donald Trump took aim at U.S. free trade deals in a speech delivered in Western Pennsylvania Tuesday that painted his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a champion of the kind of globalization that has pushed manufacturing jobs overseas. "This wave of globalization has wiped out totally, totally our middle class," said Trump, standing in front of stacks of compressed metal on the floor of Alumi source, a plant that provides aluminum scrap and other raw materials to the aluminum and steel industries. "It doesn't have to be this way. We can turn it around and we can turn it around fast."
 The speech, delivered in the heart of America's struggling rust belt, stressed a central premise of his campaign: that global free trade — a Republican Party staple for decades — has hurt American workers because deals have been negotiated poorly. Trump has vowed to bring back manufacturing jobs, in part, by slapping tariffs on goods produced by companies that move manufacturing jobs offshore.
It's a message that he's hoping will continue to resonate with the white, working class voters, who powered his primary campaign. Trump, in his speech, portrayed Clinton as an agent of a status quo "that worships globalism over Americanism" and criticized her past support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he described as "the deathblow for American manufacturing."
He said the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by Bill Clinton, was a "disaster" and pointed to the Clintons support for normalizing trade relations with China. He said that, as president, he would dramatically overhaul the way the country approaches trade, threatening to wield new tariffs and taxes to push his way. "Ladies and gentlemen, It's time to declare our economic independence once again," he said.
He vowed to renegotiate North American Free Trade Agreement to get a better deal "by a lot, not just a little," for American workers — and threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the deal if his proposals aren't agreed. "We already have a trade war. And were losing badly," Trump said. The setting was a change of scenery for the presumptive GOP nominee. It's a change of setting for Trump, who typically favors his own ritzy golf clubs and ballrooms for formal speeches.