One of the most important reason, why Trump was elected, is his “anti-globalist” attitude. But in reality, his is not anti-globalist; he wants “fair” trade which means:
“What Donald Trump wants is fair trade, fair trade versus free trade now,”
“If you look at the U.S. it is open for every product, so for America … if American products don’t get in easily to China, America will react.”
“They want fair trade and nobody can object and I think these are legitimate reasons behind what you hear, but none-the-less all these anti-globalization sentiments is going to pass away, it’s a phase.”
“It’s a phase where everyone is excited, that’s what actually got Donald Trump elected, that feeling that I am losing my job and others are competing with us, unfairly and that is where we are coming from – I think everyone is going to abide by the general agreement on trade and tariffs.”
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said in a TV interview at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
At the World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab said that the U.S. elections highlighted the “anger of people against globalization and against the elites which they feel have benefited.”
“I would argue, that many people — with the fast change, which they cannot anymore digest and the complexity of the world – many people are going through an identity crisis,“
“They ask themselves, ‘what is the purpose of my life in such a world. What is the purpose if I’m a worker somewhere in mid-America and I have to be afraid of my workplace?‘”
On January 2017, Trump signed an executive order to formally withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Trump commented the order:
“Great thing for the American worker,”
Sen. John McCain opposed the Trumps policy:
“This decision will forfeit the opportunity to promote American exports, reduce trade barriers, open new markets, and protect American invention and innovation. It will create an opening for China to rewrite the economic rules of the road at the expense of American workers. And it will send a troubling signal of American disengagement in the Asia-Pacific region at a time we can least afford it,“
Mccain reflects the general fear that Trump will isolate USA to protect the national economy. If US isolate itself, politically and economically, it would create a vacuum which can filled by others, like China (see the first infographic). And he emphasizes the link between international trade deals and USA’s worldwide political dominance.
The real intention of Trump is not isolation of US, he doesn’t oppose globalism. He tries to change the trade deals to protect american jobs. But it is far more difficult than making election campaigns. G. W. Bush once said that a president can say and promise before election whatever he wants but after election, he has to face the reality. If Trump fails then the american people will get more divided and radicalized. Probably, we will see more radical president than Trump.
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