Originally Posted by Gibonius
Originally Posted by wojt
what Medwed said is correct, what Trump said circa 30yrs ago is in synch with what he says now
whether he would fix anything is another issue
Trump is not even remotely consistent. He's been all over the place.
Here he is in a 2013 op-ed
commenting that the US needs to "leave borders behind" and embrace globalization.
Trump never argued for "no trade deals" or no free trade ever - even now he doesn't argue to break away from NAFTA but to renegotiate the deal to benefit US workers more. He argued against TPP. But he hasn't argued vs all free trade.
I don't find much fault with his statement that is quite ambiguous tbh, namely - "In this case, the solution is clear. We will have to leave borders behind and go for global unity when it comes to financial stability." That's not leave borders behind - when it comes for example to immigration or leave borders alone.
even in those 2 first videos he talked about Japan and Saudi getting a lot of perks and paying very little for it, exactly what he says now, he also said USA is usually gets a bad deal on trade deals- same as he says now.
He's not king of consistency ofc, but on the topic of trade he has been hitting same notes a lot through last 30years.
This was also a talk concerning his buisness oportunity is scotland,
and what makes me wonder are words used like "Europe is a tapestry that is dense, colorful and deserving of continued longevity and prosperity. " or "It's a complex mosaic that cannot be approached with a simple formula for the correct pattern to emerge."
I would be only midlt surprised if he didn't write it himself tbh, does not sound like Trump speakEdited by wojt - 10/19/16 at 2:57pm