Trump Blames Globalism for Decline of the Middle Class

Flying on the wings of anti-globalism, Donald Trump made his way to the top of the Republican presidential field. He accomplished this by making promises and accusations. During a recent speech, Trump blamed globalism for the decline of the middle class. To save the middle class from globalism, the candidate’s most recent list of threats and pledges include punishing China and disconnecting the United States from worldwide trade deals.

Trump Blames Globalism for Decline of the Middle Class

During his presidential campaign, Trump has been highly vocal about his belief that America has transitioned into a nation that is no longer putting its interests first. Building on this theme, the presumptive Republican nominee placed the blame for the country’s current circumstances almost entirely on globalism. In particular, he focused on the nation’s corporate and trade profits. According to Trump, this is what’s causing America’s economic troubles.

He said, “The U.S. got here because we switched from a policy of Americanism, focusing on what’s good for America’s middle class, to a policy of globalism by focusing on how to make money for large corporations who can move their wealth and workers to foreign countries, all to the detriment of the American worker and the American economy itself.”

Trump Prepares for the Fact-Checkers

Throughout the real estate mogul’s campaign, the fact-checkers have had plenty to do. During an earlier speech in which Trump focused on attacking Hillary Clinton, fact-checkers nailed him for the many falsehoods that he told. For his recent speech about the middle class’s plight being the fault of globalization, Trump’s aids added 128 footnotes to his prepared remarks.

In attacking trade, Trump is actually in opposition of his party’s age-old alliance with business groups that generally favor relaxing international obstacles to commerce. Trump told the crowd that globalization has increased the wealth of the financial elite. He even admitted to being one of them in the past. The fact-checkers may jump on this statement since many people still consider him a member of the group.

The Los Angeles Times reports that in 2005, Trump wrote a blog about how the outsourcing of jobs creates jobs. Now that he’s running for president, his viewpoint appears to have changed.

Attracting Voters in States that Have Lost Jobs

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are working to attract voters in places where jobs are lacking. This includes states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Maine. These are places where wages have stagnated and job growth is limited. Voters in these areas are often Trump supporters. His most common supporters are white men who have not earned a college degree. According to The Boston Herald, supporters believe that Trump will be able to create jobs, increase the nation’s security and improve the economy.

Protestors continue to interrupt Trump’s campaign rallies. When the presidential candidate was in Maine recently, a dozen of them were able to disrupt his speech for a brief time before security escorted them out. Despite this incident, the tension between supporters and protestors may be starting to wane. In Maine, Trump’s supporters responded to those who were dissenting by holding up their hands in a peace sign.

Is Globalism to Blame for the Woes of the Middle Class?

The Pew Research Center published a new study that inspired a number of headlines about the nation’s dying middle class. According to some experts, the term “dying” would better describe a situation involving a slow decline brought on by natural causes. In this case, the decay of the middle class is the result of deliberate action or inaction by those who have the power to legislate.

Even when the American middle class reached its peak, it wasn’t large enough. Too many people have always been left out of the category. Instead of blaming globalization, it would be more appropriate to blame corporate greed and a lack of congressional support for the middle class.

Trump Fails to Practice What He Preaches

If Trump really believes that globalism is to blame for the deterioration of the middle class, then he should consider modifying his own business practices. Hilary Clinton’s response to Trump’s statement about globalization was to remind voters that “Trump suits are made in Mexico while Trump furniture is made in Turkey.” To win the presidency, Donald Trump should consider practicing what he preaches by shifting where his products are made. To read more about how Trump sees the world, visit the

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