President Trump is known for his nationalist view opposed to a globalist one like that of his predecessor former President Obama. The two seem to have conflicting views when it comes to foreign policy and foreign trade.
While Trump likes to take credit for the current state of the economy, experts argue that these are the results of Obama-er policies and that Trump has little to nothing to do with the current low unemployment rate.
But when Trump attacks immigrants from foreign allies and claims nations such as Haiti are “shithole countries” global leaders really question Trump’s motives. What’s more, when Trump pulled the U.S. from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, people wondered whose interest Trump was really acting in.
Just yesterday, world leaders were at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland arguing that Trump’s recent decision to leave the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement would leave the U.S. behind.
However, just one day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the remaining countries would launch a revised deal without the U.S., Trump spoke out and claimed that he “would do TPP if we were able to make a substantially better deal.”
As it is, Trump claimed the agreement is a “horrible deal.” But he says if it can improve he would consider re-entering the agreement. When Trump left the deal, he argued it was a “great thing for the American worker.” But it looks like he may be having second thoughts after CEO’s spoke out and claimed the decision would cost the U.S. billions of dollars and thousands of jobs in just the first year alone.
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) January 25, 2018