Today Trump and his allies on Fox News claimed to have replaced NAFTA. In reality, he only made a small step towards that end because his deal only affects a tiny amount of NAFTA trade and legally only Congress can repeal NAFTA. But Trump’s announcement demonstrates his desire to make a show of being anti trade and anti immigrant. Although it plays will with Trump’s diehard fans, it doesn’t seem like a political winner in general. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs published a recent poll showing that support for international trade has been skyrocketing under Trump!
Similarly, Gallop polls show that support for increased immigration is higher than it has been in at least 20 years!
Hat tip Kevin Drum.