Well this doesn’t look good for the Democrats. An unlikely opponent to Donald Trump is in support of ideas on trade and China: Former Pennsylvania Governor and Democratic National Committee chairman Ed Rendell. Rendell says that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is right on trade — and has been for years.
“All that Donald Trump says isn’t wrong… He’s right about China,” Rendell, a Clinton supporter, said in an interview on SiriusXM’s The Dean Obeidallah Show. “We have, for some reason, not stood up to China. We’ve allowed them to manipulate their currency, which gives their businesses tremendous advantage in selling to America. They came in here and tried to dump low-priced, subsidized steel pipe to get rid of the steel pipe industry in the U.S.”
Rendell said he has agreed with Trump’s position on trade for years prior to his run. During the interview, Rendell revealed he quoted Donald Trump in his 2012 book, A Nation of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great.
“The interesting thing is, I talk about China and the fact that China took advantage of us in trade, and cost Pennsylvania some significant jobs, and I quoted Donald Trump in the book,” Rendell said.
In complete contrast to Trump’s views on the issue, Hillary Clinton has been one of the most vocal proponents of globalist trade policies. Clinton supported NAFTA, the WTO, and China’s entrance into the WTO.