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Ajamu Baraka on Free Trade
Green Party vice-presidential nominee
Click here for 2 full quotes by Ajamu Baraka OR click here for Ajamu Baraka on other issues.
  • TPA & TPP: first of series of pernicious trade agreements. (May 2015)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership, like NAFTA, loses jobs in the US. (May 2015)
Joe Biden on Free Trade
Outgoing Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 25 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Comprehensive transatlantic trade agreement is within reach. (Feb 2013)
  • Permanent normal trade relations to Russia. (Feb 2013)
  • Countervailing duties against unfair trade practices. (Mar 2012)
  • Competition with China pushes for better products & policies. (Feb 2012)
  • Built environmental and labor standards in trade agreements. (Dec 2007)
  • Toughest choice: rationalizing competition & trade policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Opposes fast-track to protect labor rights. (Nov 2007)
  • Shut down any imports of toys from China. (Oct 2007)
  • President’s job is to create jobs, not to export jobs. (Aug 2007)
  • No trade agreements without workers’ & environmental rights. (Jul 2007)
  • I'm a "car guy"; I recognize importance of manufacturing. (Oct 2005)

    Voting Record

  • No to tariffs; just enforce the law. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 42% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Jeb Bush on Free Trade
Former Republican FL Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Four visits to Taiwan to increase trade exchange. (Jun 2004)
  • Strengthen Cuban embargo; talking undermines US credibility. (Dec 2014)
  • Advocated Miami as HQ for Free Trade Area of the Americas. (Nov 2003)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
  • Bound under state commitment to CAFTA. (Aug 2005)
Ben Carson on Free Trade
Tea Party challenger in Republican primary
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  • Stop severe trade imbalance via stiff tariffs. (Jan 2012)
  • Stop severe trade imbalance. (Jan 2012)
Lincoln Chafee on Free Trade
Democratic presidential challenger; Independent RI Governor; Republican Senator (1999-2007)
Click here for 12 full quotes by Lincoln Chafee OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Supports Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Jun 2015)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 92% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
Hillary Clinton on Free Trade
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 32 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • I oppose CAFTA & TPP, but global economy needs trade. (Feb 2016)
  • I absorbed new info and changed my mind to oppose TPP. (Oct 2015)
  • Trans Pacific trade deal doesn't meet my standards. (Oct 2015)
  • TPP must produce jobs, raise wages, & protect security. (Apr 2015)
  • Chief advocate for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). (Aug 2014)
  • TPP agreement creates more growth and better growth. (Aug 2014)
  • Global trading system isn't up to standards of fairness. (Jun 2014)
  • China benefits from WTO and should play by WTO rules. (Jun 2014)
  • Have a trade prosecutor to enforce the trade agreements. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: Supported NAFTA in 1998; opposed CAFTA since 2005. (Jan 2008)
  • Criticized trade pacts for weak labor standards. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: for NAFTA while First Lady; now against CAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Export from big agribusiness, but also from small farmers. (Aug 2007)
  • Smart, pro-American trade: NAFTA has hurt workers. (Aug 2007)
  • No fast-track authority for this president. (Aug 2007)
  • Better approach: real trade adjustment assistance. (Aug 2007)
  • End tax breaks for outsourcing jobs. (Jun 2007)
  • Defended outsourcing of US jobs to India. (Oct 2005)
  • Globalization should not substitute for humanization. (Jun 1999)
  • Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights. (Oct 2000)

    Voting Record

  • Though Bill supported it, Hillary opposed NAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted against CAFTA despite Bill Clinton’s pushing NAFTA. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Ted Cruz on Free Trade
Republican Texas Senator
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  • I always opposed TPP, but I supported TPA. (Mar 2016)
  • Import taxes are paid by consumers, not by China. (Mar 2016)
  • End the Export-Import Bank. (Aug 2015)
  • The Export-Import bank is corporate welfare. (Mar 2015)
  • Defended Chinese company on intellectual property theft. (May 2012)
  • Dewhurst lying about defending Chinese intellectual property. (May 2012)
Carly Fiorina on Free Trade
Republican primary challenger and former CEO
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  • Change rules about outsourcing; current climate forces it. (Nov 2009)
Lindsey Graham on Free Trade
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
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  • Make currency manipulation a key issue in trade negotiations. (May 2015)
  • NAFTA drained away textile trade from Upstate SC. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Free trade with post-Orange Revolution Ukraine. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 88% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement. (Dec 2012)
Mike Huckabee on Free Trade
Former Republican AR Governor
Click here for 14 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Trans Pacific Partnership isn't fair trade or free trade. (Mar 2015)
  • Free AND fair trade: globalize, but help those whom it harms. (Nov 2008)
  • Diplomacy hasn't worked; impose sanctions on China. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports NAFTA & CAFTA, if partners “hafta” abide by rules. (Jan 2008)
  • Fair trade includes lead-free products & playing by rules. (Jan 2008)
  • A free country must feed, fuel, & fight for itself. (Dec 2007)
  • We need fair trade because we’re losing jobs. (Oct 2007)
  • This country can never yield its sovereignty for any reason. (Sep 2007)
  • Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • Marketplace pushes innovation to top & prices to bottom. (Jan 2007)
  • Farm subsidies ok because Europe & Asia do same. (Jan 2007)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Bobby Jindal on Free Trade
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
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  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Gary Johnson on Free Trade
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 7 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • I'm a real skeptic on trade agreements, but I would sign TPP. (Jul 2016)
  • Free trade unfairly criticized for being crony capitalism. (Jun 2016)
  • Hypocritical for US to attack China as currency manipulator. (Oct 2012)
  • No tariffs, no restrictions; but no corporatism. (Jul 2011)
  • Eliminate needless barriers to free trade. (May 2011)
  • NAFTA benefits New Mexico; jobs lost are those we don't want. (Jan 2001)
  • NAFTA benefits New Mexico; jobs lost are those we don't want. (Jan 2001)
Tim Kaine on Free Trade
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor
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  • Global trade is a reality; need more good trade deals. (Apr 2016)
  • Pass TPP and create true free trade for U.S. (Apr 2016)
  • Unfair Chinese trade practices are hurting American workers. (Jul 2015)
  • Ex-Im Bank funding is not unnecessary corporate welfare. (Jul 2014)
  • NAFTA allowed the US to export more products to Mexico. (May 2014)
  • Engage with people from other countries in global commerce. (Jan 2008)
  • Virginia began as an experiment in global trade. (Jan 2007)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Feb 2013)
John Kasich on Free Trade
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
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  • Shut down trade when countries dump in America. (Mar 2016)
  • I support fair trade against dumping, to protect steel. (Jan 2016)
  • TPP is a strategic alliance against China. (Nov 2015)
  • Supports NAFTA and GATT. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Evan McMullin on Free Trade
Conservative independent challenger
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  • Negotiate stronger trade deals but don't close doors. (Aug 2016)
Martin O`Malley on Free Trade
Democratic Former Governor of Maryland
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  • Opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense. (Apr 2015)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
Barack Obama on Free Trade
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 41 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • 21st century businesses need to sell more overseas. (Jan 2015)
  • Export more goods stamped "Made in the USA". (Jan 2014)
  • Negotiate a Transatlantic and a Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Feb 2013)
  • China is an adversary but also a potential partner. (Oct 2012)
  • Develop alternatives to importing rare earths from China. (Sep 2012)
  • Skeptical on whether China feels bound by global trade rules. (Jun 2012)
  • Trade Enforcement Unit: inspections for safe imports. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: Chinese tire import ban replaced by other imports. (Jan 2012)
  • Double our exports by 2014; starting with South Korea. (Jan 2011)
  • FactCheck: Yes, exports up; but not enough to double by 2014. (Jan 2011)
  • Enforce trade being reciprocal; not just a one-way street. (Jan 2010)
  • More exports means more jobs; double exports for 2M new jobs. (Jan 2010)
  • We export only 4,000 cars to Korea; that’s not free trade!. (Oct 2008)
  • Trade is here to stay; we have to compete. (Aug 2008)
  • Global trade is unsustainable if it favors only the few. (Jul 2008)
  • Assist workers who lose globalization's race to the bottom. (Jul 2008)
  • Impossible to turn back globalization; we’d be worse off. (Jun 2008)
  • Don’t let trade policy be dictated by special interests. (Jun 2008)
  • Strong labor, safety, and environmental standards on trade. (Feb 2008)
  • More Transition Assistance for displaced workers. (Feb 2008)
  • Enforce environmental & labor provisions in trade agreements. (Jan 2008)
  • Enforce existing safety laws against Chinese products. (Dec 2007)
  • Congress subsidizes megafarms & hurts family farmers. (Aug 2007)
  • People don’t want cheaper T-shirts if it costs their job. (Aug 2007)
  • Reinvest in communities that are burdened by globalization. (Jun 2007)
  • Fair trade should have tangible benefits for US. (Jun 2004)

    Free Trade Agreements

  • TPP facilitates US control over Asian market. (Jan 2016)
  • TPP cuts 18,000 taxes on products made in America. (Jan 2016)
  • Trade agreements mean we sell "Made in America" to millions. (Sep 2012)
  • Double US exports via deals with Panama, Colombia, & S.Korea. (Jan 2012)
  • China trade deal does too little on fairness & compliance. (Aug 2008)
  • NAFTA protects corporate profits; should protect labor. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports trade & globalization but opposes CAFTA job loss. (Jul 2008)
  • Peru trade OK because it includes labor & enviro protections. (Jul 2008)
  • NAFTA needs to be amended. (Dec 2007)
  • Stand firm against CAFTA for labor & environmental standards. (Aug 2007)
  • Amend NAFTA to add labor agreements. (Aug 2007)
  • Insist on labor and human rights standards for China trade. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Sarah Palin on Free Trade
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 8 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • Government is unnecessary for economic cooperation. (Nov 2010)
  • Bothered by China's bid to control Alaska gasline. (Nov 2009)
  • Establish viable commercial fisheries in international seas. (Jan 2009)
  • Trade important to Alaska, but keep Alaska residents first. (Sep 2008)
  • Allow wineries to ship by mail within state. (Jun 2008)
  • International markets and companies trust Alaska. (Apr 2008)
  • Exempt Alaskan cruise ships from customs rule changes. (Dec 2007)
  • Record-high exports; growth of 12.6% since last year. (Feb 2007)
Rand Paul on Free Trade
Republican Kentucky Senator
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  • Senate should be involved in trade deals, not just President. (Nov 2015)
  • China trade improves economy AND makes fight less likely. (Jan 2014)
  • Accompany free trade laws with other export inducers. (Oct 2013)
  • Participated with Raw Milk Freedom Riders civil disobedience. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement. (Dec 2012)
Mike Pence on Free Trade
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • Support multilateral negotiations: no nation ruined by trade. (Jul 2016)
  • Supports TPP and trade agreements with Pacific Rim and China. (Jul 2016)
  • Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China. (Jan 2014)
  • Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 61% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement. (Dec 2012)
Rick Perry on Free Trade
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Ex-Im Bank is corrupt; closing it helps our competitiveness. (May 2015)
  • China practices communism at night & capitalism in daytime. (Mar 2015)
  • NAFTA is largest job stimulus of the decade. (Sep 2011)
  • Welcome market of united Europe & ever-growing China & India. (Nov 2010)
  • Milk price controls are egregiously interventionist. (Nov 2010)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
  • Bound under state commitment to CAFTA. (Aug 2005)
Marco Rubio on Free Trade
Republican Florida Senator
Click here for 8 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Instead of trade war against Mexico, bring jobs home. (Feb 2016)
  • Tariffs on China won't work; improve our economy instead. (Jan 2016)
  • Support fast-tracking TPP; but undecided on TPP itself. (Oct 2015)
  • Pillar of my strategy: trans-Pacific & trans-Atlantic trade. (Oct 2015)
  • Develop policies that embrace reality of globalization. (Jan 2015)
  • Trade with Cuba won't translate into political freedom. (Dec 2014)
  • Continue reducing barriers to free and fair trade. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Bernie Sanders on Free Trade
Democratic primry challenger; Socialist Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 31 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Don't believe that unfettered trade creates U.S. jobs. (Feb 2016)
  • I disagree with Obama on TPP, but he's done a great job. (Feb 2016)
  • I will take on corporations that take their jobs to China. (Feb 2016)
  • I strongly opposed NAFTA and DOMA from their inception. (Oct 2015)
  • Does not support ANY free trade agreements. (Oct 2015)
  • China trade has led to loss of 3M American jobs so far. (Sep 2015)
  • Priority of trade deals should be helping American workers. (Sep 2015)
  • Base trade policy on working families, not multinationals. (Jun 2015)
  • Wrong, wrong, wrong that trade deals create jobs here. (Apr 2015)
  • End disastrous NAFTA, CAFTA, and PNTR with China. (Mar 2015)
  • Stop TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Jan 2015)
  • How can we compete against people who make 23 cents an hour? (Dec 2010)
  • 48,000 US factories shut down under Bush due to trade. (Dec 2010)
  • Disastrous trade policies lead to collapse of middle class. (Dec 2010)
  • US trade policies represent interests of corporate America. (Jun 1997)
  • Agreed with Ross Perot's critique of trade policy. (Jun 1997)
  • NAFTA was a sellout to corporate America. (Jun 1997)
  • NAFTA, GATT, and MFN for China must be repealed. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 33% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
  • Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation. (Jun 2009)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 13% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions. (Dec 2012)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)
Rick Santorum on Free Trade
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 19 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Several other candidates support EXIM Bank too. (Nov 2015)
  • Export financing to level playing field for US manufacturers. (Nov 2015)
  • Tariffs only hurt working men and women. (Oct 2015)
  • Level the playing field by having an Ex-Im Bank like others. (Oct 2015)
  • Think about the people that free trade effects. (Apr 2014)
  • I'm for making US more competitive than China. (Oct 2011)
  • 1993: Voted against NAFTA because it hurt PA industries. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on imposing trade sanctions on Japan for closed market. (May 1995)
  • Rated 100% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Jill Stein on Free Trade
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
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  • Oppose bipartisan job-killing corporate trade agreements. (Jan 2016)
  • Fight global trade deals' "investor-state" court system. (Jan 2016)
  • TPP attacks our basic national sovereignty. (Jul 2015)
  • Opposes Fast Track and executive action. (Jul 2015)
  • TPP is like NAFTA on steroids. (Jul 2015)
  • International trade boards compromise American sovereignty. (Oct 2012)
  • NAFTA caused the wave of undocumented immigrants. (Dec 2011)
Donald Trump on Free Trade
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 22 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • I take advantage of devalued Chinese currency; but stop them. (Mar 2016)
  • It's not free trade with China; it's stupid trade. (Mar 2016)
  • It's not free trade with China; it's stupid trade. (Mar 2016)
  • I've been moving clothing-making from China to U.S. (Mar 2016)
  • With a $58 billion trade deficit, Mexico will pay for wall. (Feb 2016)
  • Trade pacts are no good for us and no good for our workers. (Feb 2016)
  • TPP is a horrible deal; no one has read its 5,600 pages. (Nov 2015)
  • Chinese are savvy businesspeople: our enemy who need us. (Nov 2015)
  • Restrict free trade to keep jobs in US. (Oct 2015)
  • We don't beat China or Japan or Mexico in trade. (Aug 2015)
  • Disastrous deals because we don't have smart negotiators. (Jun 2015)
  • China and Japan are beating us; I can beat China. (Jun 2015)
  • 35% import tax on Mexican border. (Jun 2015)
  • Stupid people negotiate our trade bills, & trade won't work. (Jun 2015)
  • 20% tax on all imported goods. (Dec 2011)
  • Fair trade instead of embarrassing deal with South Korea. (Dec 2011)
  • Repatriate jobs that China has been stealing. (Dec 2011)
  • Repatriate jobs that China has been stealing. (Dec 2011)
  • Embrace globalization and international markets. (Jan 2008)
  • Renegotiate tougher & fairer trade agreements. (Jul 2000)
  • President should be nation’s trade representative. (Dec 1999)
  • World views US trade officials as ‘saps’. (Dec 1999)
Scott Walker on Free Trade
Republican Wisconsin Governor
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  • Milk exports up; but also ginseng exports to China. (Jan 2014)
  • Global opportunity: Get WI products out to the world. (Feb 2011)
James Webb on Free Trade
Former Virginia Democratic Senator
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  • Enforce existing trade laws to create fair trade. (May 2006)
  • GOP free trade dream world costs American jobs. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
Bill Weld on Free Trade
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • Tariffs in 1920s croaked the world economy. (Jun 2016)
  • Despite being Libertarian VP, still interested in free trade. (May 2016)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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