Populist conservative author and columnist Pat Buchanan says President Trump’s “America First” defense and fair trade agenda is bringing an “end of the ‘New World Order.'”
In an interview with talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Buchanan said Trump’s latest moves at the G7 Summit — where he blasted foreign leaders’ defense and trade policies for draining the U.S. — were the beginning of the end for a world order propped up by globalist free trade and defense efforts.
What’s really going on is the end of the old world order from which the United States has benefited least in the sense that we have contributed more to the defense of the West, defense of Europe, defense of the world during the Cold War and beyond than any other nation. At the same time, we’ve been running trade deficits in goods at $800 billion a year, which is a tremendous deal for those who are being defended and protected and who are dumping more into the United States than we’re allowed to sell into their markets. [Emphasis added]
I think, Laura, we’re seeing the end of – if you will – the end of the ‘New World Order’ that began in say 1991, 1992 after the Cold War was over when we started moving in this direction. [Emphasis added]
And I think that’s what’s behind all this acrimony and the frustration and anger at the President of the United States. [Trump] realizes what a deal the world is getting at our expense and he wants to correct it and the world likes it as it is. [Emphasis added]
As Breitbart News’s John Carney reported, Trump concluded his trip to the G7 Summit by noting that his fair trade agenda — where he has enacted pro-American aluminum and steel tariffs as well as a plan to put tariffs on Chinese goods — would not stop until the U.S. is no longer taken advantage of.
“We’re like the piggy bank that everybody’s robbing, and that ends,” Trump said in a statement.
“I blame our leaders and I congratulate leaders of other countries for taking advantage of our leaders,” Trump said. “It’s going to stop. Or we’ll stop trading with them. And that’s a very profitable answer, if we have to do it.”
As Breitbart News chronicled, the majority of likely Republican voters say that free trade has hurt the United States and led to mass layoffs of American workers. A majority of black Americans also say that free trade leads to Americans losing their jobs.
A poll noted by Breitbart News’s Sean Moran found that Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel are supported by 70 percent of Republican voters.
Since 2001, free trade with China has cost millions of Americans their jobs, as Breitbart News noted. Of the 3.4 million U.S. jobs lost in that time period, about 2.6 million were lost in the crippled manufacturing industry, making up about three-fourths of the loss of jobs from the U.S.-Chinese trade deficit.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.