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Gavin Clarkson on Free Trade

 

 


Supports "America First" trade policies

I support President Trump's prioritizing American workers and our national interests. I strongly supported his America First trade policies in 2018 when even most Republicans doubted they would work. We've now seen real results from this agenda with USMCA and China making serious concessions towards free and fair trade.
Source: Albuquerque Journal˙on 2020 New Mexico Senate race , Jun 14, 2020

Free trade is only free if it's truly fair

Q: What do you propose the U.S. do with regards to Mexico?

A: Cut a better deal on NAFTA. Free trade is only free if it's truly fair. The energy industry must be free to export from New Mexico into Mexico.

Q: Do you support or oppose President Trump's imposition of higher tariffs on China?

A: Strategic deterrence is the use of threats to convince another party to either refrain from initiating some course of action or to cease a course of action. President Trump's tough stance on NAFTA and his actions against China clearly demonstrate that credible threat, and China is already making concessions.

Source: Ballotpedia.org Connection: 2020 New Mexico Senate race , Nov 1, 2018

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