The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the necessity of having domestic supply chains, clashing with the ideals of globalism, President Donald Trump said on Sunday.
“This pandemic has underscored the vital importance of restoring our supply chains and bringing them back into the United States, where they should have never left,” Trump told reporters in Washington, charging that people who thought otherwise are globalists.
“What happens if you are in a war and you have a supply chain where half your supplies are given to you by other countries?” he asked.
“It doesnt work. It certainly doesnt work during rough times, bad times, dangerous times,” Trump said.
The president has repeatedly hammered globalism before and after entering office. He has said that domestic manufacturing is key to maintaining economic power and has decried the offshoring of production through deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that studies show contributed to thousands of lost jobs.
Membership in unelected global bodies, such as the United Nations, and participation in global deals, such as the Paris climate accord, has also been opposed by Trump, who has withdrawn from some accords and worked on strengthening Americas role in others. Trumps presumed rival for the presidency, Joe Biden, supports re-entering the nuclear deal with Iran and the Paris accord. He has harangued Trump for his actions, as have many top Democrats.
World Trade Organization
Trump has increasingly voiced discontent with the World Health Organization, a United Nations group that is close to the Chinese Communist Party and has been accused of helping the regime cover up the pandemic caused by the CCP virus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) was mentioned on Sunday, with Trump linking the groups together.
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