Donald Trump is giving a major speech on the economy today in Pennsylvania, and he’s presenting a plan to “bring back jobs” to the United States.
Below are the seven key proposals he’s outlining, via Politico, which has the transcript of his prepared speech.
1) Withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
2) “Appoint the toughest and smartest trade negotiators to fight on behalf of American workers.”
3) “Direct the Secretary of Commerce to identify every violation of trade agreements a foreign country is currently using to harm our workers. I will then direct all appropriate agencies to use every tool under American and international law to end these abuses.”
4) “Tell our NAFTA partners that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers. And I don’t mean just a little bit better, I mean a lot better. If they do not agree to a renegotiation, then I will submit notice under Article 2205 of the NAFTA agreement that America intends to withdraw from the deal.”
5) “I am going to instruct my Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator. Any country that devalues their currency in order to take advantage of the United States will be met with sharply.”
6) “I am going to instruct the U.S. Trade Representative to bring trade cases against China, both in this country and at the WTO. China’s unfair subsidy behavior is prohibited by the terms of its entrance to the WTO, and I intend to enforce those rules.”
7) “If China does not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets, I will use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes, including the application of tariffs consistent with Section 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.”
He also had quite a line about Hillary Clinton. Describing her candidacy and political career as being in service of American and global elites, he painted his own effort as being for the American working man. He cast the comparison in dire terms:
“That’s the choice we face. We can either give in to Hillary Clinton’s campaign of fear, or we can choose to Believe In America.”
Trump has been struggling in the polls against Clinton, but with his recent outreach to Bernie Sanders supporters, in tandem with an economic message Americans aren’t used to hearing from conservatives, it will be interesting to see if he can pick up steam once more.