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Campaign Press Release - FACT: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Will Unilaterally Surrender to China on Trade

October 07, 2020

A Biden-Harris Administration will return American trade policy to the failed status quo.

For decades, career politicians like Joe Biden ensured that America's trade policy centered around the needs of China, not the American workers. If Biden and Kamala Harris have their way, America would return to that failed status quo.

Biden said he would end President Trump's tariffs on China without getting anything in return. Harris is just as misguided.

  • Harris was one of just 10 U.S. senators to vote against replacing NAFTA with President Trump's United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement—which leveled the playing field for American farmers and manufacturers.

  • Harris also opposed President Trump's tough tariffs on China.

Like Harris, Biden has shown he does not have the right judgement to fight for a trade agenda that helps America's workers.

  • Biden voted to give "most favored nation" trade status to China and voted to admit them into the World Trade Organization. These were terrible decisions that cost America millions of jobs and shut down tens of thousands of American factories.

  • Biden strongly supported the terrible NAFTA trade deal in 1993, which decimated 850,000 American jobs and sent them to Mexico. Biden has never apologized for his disastrous vote.

Biden has repeatedly defended the status quo and praised China as "not a problem" and "not competition" for America, while saying he wants China to rise:

  • Biden: "We welcome the emergence of a prosperous, independent China on the world stage."

  • Biden: "It is in our self-interest that China continues to prosper."

  • Biden: "The idea that [China is] our competition, they're going to beat us, is bizarre."

  • Biden: "China's not a problem."

  • Biden: China is "not bad" and "not competition" for America.

Despite seeing what Washington's decades of stupid trade policy have done to American workers, Biden and Harris have learned nothing.

Donald J. Trump, Campaign Press Release - FACT: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Will Unilaterally Surrender to China on Trade Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/345688

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