“Americans are adopting a foreign policy much closer to Republican Donald Trump than Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying in a new survey that they want an “America First” focus that fixes the U.S. before other countries.”
On trade the majority also favors less involvement. Yahoo notes:
“In terms of trying to solve the world’s problems, Americans believe (41 percent to 27 percent) that the U.S. already does too much. By a 49 percent to 44 percent margin, Americans also believe that it’s “a bad thing” for the U.S. to get involved in international trade deals, which they believe often times lower wages at home and cost American jobs.
Trump has made trade a centerpiece of his appeal to white, working class voters – especially in rust belt states like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania — who believe they were shafted by misguided trade agreement. And Trump has vowed to tear up NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement and other pacts and start over.”
Watch Out, Hillary: The Founding Fathers would have loved “America First,” and they might have been right.