Chris Christie on Free Trade



Tariffs on China raise process for every American

Nikki Haley: We need to end all normal trade relations with China until they stop murdering Americans with fentanyl. Trump was good on trade, but that's all he was with China because here he allowed fentanyl to continue to come over.

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.

Source: NewsNation 2023 Republican primary debate in Alabama , Dec 6, 2023

We need to make the Chinese understand that the party's over

We need to make the Chinese understand that the party's over. For the last 50 years, we have been investing in China to try to bring them into the community of nations and to try to make them better, because we thought it would make us better, too. But the Chinese have taken advantage of our good nature, stealing our intellectual property, spying on us, causing trouble around the world, unfair trade deals. And it's time for that to stop now. They're no longer a fledgling economy.
Source: CNN Town Hall: interviews of 2024 presidential candidates , Jun 12, 2023

Supports free trade, but distrusts Obama's TPP agreement

Q: You've come out against the president's trade agreement that would eliminate 18,000 tariffs on US exports. Why isn't that a good thing?

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.

Source: Fox News Sunday 2015 Coverage of 2016 presidential hopefuls , Nov 8, 2015

Trade mission to Mexico doubles as foreign policy tour

As he weighs a run for the presidency at a moment of spiraling global mayhem, Christie's trip to Mexico this week is taking on a sudden urgency: intended as a trade mission, it will double as a chance to demonstrate a level of acumen and adroitness on foreign policy that has so far eluded him.

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.

Source: N.Y. Times 2014 coverage of 2016 presidential hopefuls , Sep 2, 2014

Jersey to Jerusalem Trade Mission: led delegation to Israel

Governor Chris Christie's "Jersey Comeback Tour" moves overseas next week, as the Governor and his family travel to Israel and Jordan for a trip being billed as a trade mission.

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.

Source: Matthew White in Newark Star-Ledger reported on NJ 101.5 , Mar 29, 2012

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2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Ryan Binkley (R-TX)
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

2024 Democratic and 3rd-party primary candidates:
Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Chase Oliver (L-GA)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Jill Stein (Green)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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