It's a lonesome world.
Donald Trump used his trip to Asia to make the case for a new world trade order.
In a speech to world leaders, the U.S. president said, “I am always going to put America first, the same way that I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first.”
The New York Times called the president’s message “strikingly hostile” to Pacific Rim trading partners.
Mr. Trump roundly condemned the kind of multilateral accords his predecessors pursued, reprising a message he brought to China this week that blamed weak American leadership for trade imbalances that he said had stripped jobs, factories and entire industries from the United States.
What does Trump’s proposal mean for the U.S. and abroad? Who’s buying it?
- Shawn Donnan World trade editor, covering international economics for Financial Times; @sdonnan
- Mary E. Lovely Professor of economics, Syracuse University; visiting fellow, the Peterson Institute of International Economics
- Michael Stumo CEO, the Coalition for a Prosperous America
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