United States: Has Trump’s protectionist policy made America great?
While running for Barack Obama's succession, Donald Trump campaigned on the principle of "America first", the ideology from which he derived his famous slogan, “Make America Great Again”. With that mythical phrase, the Republican candidate drew crowds and rekindled hope for a once again powerful America on the world stage. The American billionaire's project involved reviving the American economy at a time when countries like China are increasingly imposing their leadership on the world stage. From word to action, the Republican candidate upon election, adopted a protectionist trade policy and isolationism in his foreign policy that caused much fuss even within his own political family. As he seeks to renew his time at the White House, many economists argue that the 45th U.S. president's formula has greatly benefited his country's economy; at least in many areas before the dark chapter of the health crisis caused by COVID-19.
3 April 2020