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Will Any 2020 Candidate Offer an Alternative to Trump's Trade Protectionism?

Posted on AllSides January 16th, 2020
From The Right
trade, Elections, Presidential Elections, Democrats, Trade protectionism

The Trump administration's "phase one" deal with China will keep many tariffs in place, but Democrats don't seem to have the guts to stand up for freer trade.

Whether President Donald Trump wins re-election this year, his protectionist economic views and skepticism about the benefits of foreign trade are likely to continue guiding federal policy for the foreseeable future.

Indeed, leading Democratic presidential candidates are far more likely to pander to the victims of Trump's trade war—farmers and manufacturing workers chief among them—than they are likely to call for reversing...

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