One Or Both Are Misleading Us on Trade
Something is amiss on Trump’s economic team. Stephen Moore, one of Trump’s economic advisors has a history that doesn’t match Trump’s campaign rhetoric. Stephen Moore is an establishment Republican who has been on the wrong side of globalization, trade, immigration, debt, and politics as usual for the better part of 30 years. A supporter of unilateral free trade, more and more immigration, lower taxes without reductions in spending, and globalization of finance and manufacturing, Stephen now wants us to believe after just 3 or 4 months on the campaign trail, all that he has worked for his adult life has been wrong and he now disavows that work.
Quick question: while traveling the country over the past 30 years, had Stephen not seen the damage caused by unilateral free trade, or the division caused by mass immigration and multiculturalism, or the massive growth in national debt due to growing yearly budget deficits and the dependency it has created for millions, or the ruin globalization has had on America’s middle class? Was he blind all that time?
Donald Trump got elected because he promised to end America’s trade policy as practiced since the 1970’s, sharply reduce legal immigration and secure our borders to end illegal immigration, stop the ever increasing national debt, and take on the establishment. Stephen Moore has spent his career working the opposite. Something is amiss. Either Trump has misled Americans for the past year, or Stephen Moore is misleading Trump on his true beliefs on policy, or some of both.
Stephen Moore does not match the rhetoric of Donald Trump. Stephen Moore’s policies helped create the problems Americans are dealing with today; let’s hope Stephen has actually finally seen the truth.
If not, President-elect Trump would be wise to separate himself from the policy wonks who have led the debate over the past 30 years, they’ve failed.