June 29, 2016

NOT A REPUBLICAN:

GOP Lawmakers Struggle to Come to Terms with Trump on Trade (Rob Garver , June 29, 2016, fISCAL tIMES)

Some days, it wouldn't seem surprising if Donald Trump got up on stage and revealed that he is actually a deep-cover mole, working for the Democrats to destroy the Republican Party from within. Because if he were, his attack Tuesday on globalization and international trade would have been perfectly calibrated to do just that.

In his speech, Trump ran roughshod over three decades of Republican orthodoxy on the issue of free trade, prompting harsh rebukes from traditionally Republican-friendly groups, like the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Trump also put Republican lawmakers in tough election battles in extremely uncomfortable positions.

In a year when the GOP is locked in a desperate fight to retain control of the United States Senate, he did it in two states where pro-trade Republican senators are facing very tough reelection battles.

Pretty shallow cover, no?
Posted by at June 29, 2016 6:28 PM

  

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