Joe Biden’s trade deals with China cost Wisconsin nearly 89,000 jobs, and his vote for the North American Free Trade agreement (NAFTA) cost the state even more.
In the late 1990s and 2000, Biden voted for permanent normal trade relations with China because he did not want to keep China weak. Biden said he welcomed “the emergence of a prosperous, independent China on the world stage.”
When asked if he supported renegotiating NAFTA, Biden replied on the campaign trail “Uh, no.” More than 200,000 Wisconsin jobs have been lost because of Joe Biden’s globalism – including his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – he’s simply been too wrong for too long.
Joe Biden’s campaign likes to highlight his his blue-collar appeal, however, his voting record is anything but…and even Democrats know this is a liability.
According to Politico:
“Biden’s advocacy for NAFTA and the TPP would suggest that the Washington-driven conventional wisdom that he has solid support among union households in the Midwest and elsewhere might be more complicated than the media is currently presenting,” said Waleed Shahid, communications director for the left-wing Justice Democrats. “Biden hasn’t been held accountable for his policy record, and he’ll increasingly be exposed for not really being the populist hero he likes to present himself as.”
Many old-school Democratic voters believe free-trade deals have been disastrous, closing factories and shrinking American wages.
Biden isn’t apologizing for his pro-trade past, at least so far. Asked in Iowa if it was a mistake to support NAFTA, he said, “No, it wasn’t.”
As America emerges from the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, Americans deserve a leader who will focus on paychecks and prosperity, not politics and malarkey. From NAFTA to China, hundreds of thousands of Americans have paid too steep a price for Joe Biden’s decades of championing policies that shipped American jobs overseas. Now, Biden’s running on a progressive platform that would eliminate thousands more.
America just experienced the greatest job gain in history and the choice is clear. There is only one man who can continue to lead America on the path of growth and prosperity: President Donald J. Trump.