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Trump on Jobs and Trade

Anemic income growth and shrinking opportunities for workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after Obama declared the supposed end of the Great Recession.

He wants to spur more job creation by reducing regulations and cutting taxes to encourage businesses to expand and hire more.

Trump has also regularly condemned what he calls badly negotiated free trade agreements, which have cost millions of manufacturing jobs. He promises to bring those jobs back by renegotiating a variety of international trade agreements. Today in his Gettysburg speech he outlined the following seven points:

  1. Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or withdraw from it

  2. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  3. Order the secretary of the treasury to label China a 'currency manipulator'

  4. Use U.S. and international laws to end foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers

  5. Lift restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of U.S. energy reserves including shale, oil, natural gas and coal

  6. Approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and other 'vital energy infrastructure projects'

  7. Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to improve U.S. water and environmental infrastructure