Free Trade Is a Conservative Value

Donald Trump may be able to redefine the Republican Party - indeed, he seems well on his way to doing so - but he can’t redefine words. His Tuesday speech on economics laid out a perspective and a plan that are anything but conservative. “Our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization - moving our jobs, our wealth and our factories to Mexico and overseas,” he said, reading from a teleprompter. “Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very, very wealthy. I used to be one of them. Hate to say it, but I used to be one of them.”

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