Chris Christie on Free Trade
Chris Christie: She said that Donald Trump was good on trade; he wasn't. And the proof that he wasn't good on trade with China is that all he did was impose tariffs, which raised the prices for every American. You want to know what has contributed to inflation in this country? Yes, it's more government spending. Yes, it's the fact that we're printing too much money. Absolutely. But it is also the increase in prices that were driven by Donald Trump's tariffs. And one last thing, you can't say he was good on trade because he didn't trade. He didn't change one Chinese policy in the process. He failed on it.
CHRISTIE: I don't trust this president to negotiate any deal. And that's what my answer was, to say I don't trust this president negotiating a deal. I wouldn't let this president buy me a car, that's how bad a negotiator he is. So, I will not support TPP as negotiated by this president, because I'm convinced it will be just as bad as the Iranian nuclear deal.
The pillars of the Christie worldview, as gleaned from about a dozen speeches and public appearances, tend to rise from a simple observation: A high-functioning America at home, liberated from partisan dysfunction, exerts greater influence abroad. "What we say and what we do here at home affects how others see us and in turn affects what it is they say and do," Christie said in 2011.
Christie's Middle East trip will start in Israel on Sunday with a stay until Thursday. That leg of the trip is being called the "Jersey to Jerusalem Trade Mission: Economic Growth, Diplomacy, Observance." From there, the Governor and his family visit the country of Jordan from Thursday until Easter Sunday.
In addition to family members, the Governor is being accompanied by staff and a delegation of representatives from New Jersey's business and Jewish communities. The goal, according to a release from the Governor's Office, is to strengthen the state's economic and diplomatic relationships with other nations.
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