All of the Democrat candidates but Sanders are free traders. All of the Republican candidates are free traders.
If you listen to Trump’s speeches, he talks over and over about trade. No one else, not even Sanders, is talking much or at all about trade. This, not racism and bigotry, is the source of Trump’s success with working class White voters. Neoliberalism has failed. Free trade has failed. And really the only person talking about this, and he is talking about it all the time in almost every single speech, is Donald Trump.
Hillary is a free trader. Bill was a free trader. Obama is a free trader. The majority of the Democratic Party leaders and elected officials are free traders.
Both Bushes were free traders. Reagan was a free trader. The entirety of Republican Party leaders and elected officials are free traders.
The entirely of the US media from “right” to “left” is made up of free traders.
No one will talk about this. It’s the elephant in the room that no one will talk about because they all corrupted by and supporters of it. So instead of talking about trade, their Achilles heel, the elites of both parties talk about racism and bigotry. And they miss the point, probably deliberately. Deliberately because no one in the elites wants a conversation about free trade because they will probably lose that debate. So instead it gets the silent and deflection treatments.
Against free trade, Trump sounds a message, sincere or not:
One man is fighting back.