Trump Senior Adviser: This Is A ‘Political Earthquake’

AP Photo/David Goldman
AP Photo/David Goldman

Donald Trump’s Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller describes the candidate’s landslide victory in New Hampshire as a “political earthquake.”

Miller explains that the election–in both parties–represents a resolute rejection of the globalist trade agenda championed by President Obama and donor-class Republicans.

“Go back to this summer when both political parties were pushing fast-track for Obamatrade through the Congress,” Miller told listeners on Wednesday’s program of Breitbart News Daily.

You had all the political might of the White House, and all the political might of the Republican leadership in Congress, and you had the Chamber of Commerce, and you had all the big donors and special interests pushing it through the Congress– as I’ve never seen them push anything before. And it was the biggest news story in the country. And last night, in New Hampshire the two candidates who won, both ran aggressively against Obamatrade in both parities. That’s a political earthquake.

Miller said that the “chasm” between the Republican donor-base who support globalist policies and the Republican voter-base who oppose them have “become larger and larger with time”:

If you look at the Republican Party and the Democratic Party one of the most important differences in terms of how they cater to their own voters can be seen in the exit polling last night, which showed that about one in seven New Hampshire Democrats said they felt ‘betrayed’ by their Party, whereas half of Republican voters said that they felt ‘betrayed’ by their Party. And ‘betrayed’, of douse, is a very strong word– it wasn’t ‘have felt let down’ by their Party. It was ‘have felt betrayed’ by their Party. You see that reflected, of course, in the fact that you’ll rarely hear… a progressive Democrat complain, ‘Well, I feel like Nancy Pelosi doesn’t speak for me, or I feel like Harry Reid doesn’t speak for me.’ In the Republican Party at some point split between its voters and its donors. And its donor-base… pushed globalism.
Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon pressed Miller on criticism raised by those who support trade globalism. “I know the editorial board at the National Review is going into complete and total meltdown right now because…. [economic nationalism] is not the talking points that the CATO Institute gave them and the Party of Davos donors that run the National Review.”
Bannon asked Miller how he would respond to the accusation that Jeff Sessions’ and Donald Trump’s pro-American trade agenda is “anti-capitalist.”
“That presumes that capitalism and globalism are the same thing and they’re not even slightly the same thing,” Miller explained.
Capitalism is, if it’s working properly, is an American system that keeps wealth in the United States of America. It’s not capitalism to form a deal between two countries in which the other country gets your job and gets your money and gets your manufacturing, that’s just a terrible deal. Economic nationalism is simply a term that describes keeping wealth in the United States, and it can be applied to a lot of different systems. Mr. Trump, of course, as his career proves, is a capitalist. So he’s talking about applying his skills… as a capitalist to make American wealthier, to make families in America wealthier, and to make business– small, large, [and] in-between– wealthier and most importantly to make the paychecks of blue-collar workers bigger at the end of the year.
Trump, Miller said, is “the one candidate in either party who will be able to negotiate trade deals that bring our jobs and sovereignty back to the United States.”
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