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Green Book November 2020

Remembering Trump

Donald Trump will be remembered as the most polarizing political figure in U.S. history, but he was an unwitting consensus-builder on an issue that was long thought to be “settled science.” Since NAFTA, free-trade initiatives had enjoyed broad support among Republican members of Congress. But, based on either their independent scholarly research or their fealty to Trump, essentially all Republican officeholders have flipped on this issue. That leaves no constituency for free trade on either side of the aisle. Donald Trump, “the unifier.”


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