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Trump and Trade

Can President Trump deliver on his pre-election promise to bring back outsourced manufacturing jobs, and end the 'bad deals' that have outsourced labour to countries like Mexico?

Can President Trump deliver on his pre-election promise to bring back outsourced manufacturing jobs, and end the 'bad deals' that have outsourced labour to countries like Mexico?

This message was particularly powerful in America's Midwest - often referred to as the rust belt - where voters supported him in droves and helped him secure his narrow victory.

But how can he deliver on his promise, and what does putting 'America First' mean for the rest of the world - including Britain?

In the second part of The Briefing Room's two-part series on Trump's economy, David Aaronovitch explores what the President's trade policies might mean in practice.

CONTRIBUTORS

David Smith, economics editor for The Sunday Times

Arthur Laffer, economist and former advisor to President Ronald Reagan

Diane Furchgott-Roth, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and previously worked on Donald Trump’s campaign and transition team

Prof Ted Malloch, Henley Business School of the University of Reading

Monique Ebell, economist at the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, London

Researcher: Samuel Bright
Producer: China Collins

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28 minutes

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  • Thu 9 Feb 2017 20:00

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