Breitbart Op-Ed: Establishing America-First Trade Policies
“A central part of President Donald Trump’s winning campaign platform last year was that American interests and – this is key – Americans’ interests should be the foundation of U.S. policymaking. The America First message resonated with American voters who had felt during previous administrations that America’s interests were a mere afterthought in the policy sphere. Trump voiced the right message, at the right time, and he won because of it.
One area particularly in need of reform is re-prioritizing American interests in international trade policy. Trade has been a cornerstone of the U.S. economy ever since our nation’s founding, and our trade policies have, in general, reflected our commitment to individual liberty, free markets, and fair trade policies. In order to ensure our trade agreements continue to reflect American interests, we must regularly examine existing agreements to make sure they are being enforced and followed by all parties, and that the agreements themselves still advance our goals.”