Today, Trump has made tearing-up trade agreements with both east and south center pieces of his idiotic economic policy–actions no serious economist appraises as valuable or urges. Such moves as Trump proposes would tank the economy, killing domestic jobs (as both the Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers rightly and quickly noted). What a fool Trump is. Voting for him would be as catastrophic for the United States as Brexit has become for Britain. He is a walking Brexit referendum in the flesh–and with a tinge of selective racism against trading with Asians and Mexicans. I vote no.
Opposing trade deals is disconnected from the decades-long direction of the United States economy.
NYTIMES.COM|BY NEIL IRWIN