"The most impactful of the economic policies that I recall him coming out for are these anti-trade policies", Singer said during a panel discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. "When you have all these guys".
"You're looking here at a plant and the wreckage of Nafta and the wreckage of China's entrance into the World Trade Organization", he said. "What America needs is a much stronger, smarter, better-funded social safety net so that we don't lose the benefits of trade". "In some ways, it's like I'm running against two parties", he told the host. "I think we're here to give the message that his message is not one that works for the Maine economy". "The greatest danger yet is the TPP, another Hillary Clinton trade deal".
Donald Trump struck back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in a mostly rural area in ME, where his message of economic populism could earn him a vote in the Electoral College. Reagan said at the time he acted to protect the principles of "free and fair trade".
"In fact, that could be a Mexican plane. They're getting ready to attack".
Among the crowd, and passing through the metal detectors like other guests, was Corey Lewandowski of Windham, the campaign manager Trump fired two weeks ago.
Obama's comments, which came during a trip to Canada to meet with his fellow North American heads of state, came as Trump fights a public war with the business lobby over the issue. Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. John Kasich of OH, as well as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina are among the Republican candidates that have yet to throw their support behind the NY billionaire. "They say it was the roughest campaign ever in the history of Republican politics, but what you do is you go to sleep for a couple of days and you wake up and you honor [the loyalty pledge]".
Earlier in the day, New Hampshire Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn, D-Dalton, claimed that Trump was only looking out for his own financial interests. His speech on Tuesday argued for protectionism and asserted that decades of free-trade policies were responsible for the collapse of the American manufacturing industry.
"But", Clinton added, "I'm not sympathetic to the xenophobia, to the misogyny, the homophobia, the Islamophobia, and all of the other dog-whistles Trump uses to create that fervor among a lot of his supporters".
Trump said the chamber's argument that his policies would cause a trade war were incorrect because the United States was already at a deficit.
Mr. Trump announced seven steps he would "pursue right away to bring back our jobs". "Nothing can happen worse than is happening now".
At an old Pennsylvania steel mill - reborn as an aluminum recycling plant - Trump railed against the trade deficit with China and said, as president, he would instruct the Treasury Department to label China a "currency manipulator". Hillary Clinton unleashed a trade war against the American worker when she supported one bad deal after another- from NAFTA to China to South Korea.