How Biden's Foreign Policy Hurts the Middle Class | RealClearPolitics

How Biden's Foreign Policy Hurts the Middle Class

How Biden's Foreign Policy Hurts the Middle Class

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then President Biden’s professed commitment to conduct a foreign policy that concentrates on advancing the interests of the nation’s working families and middle class pays a striking compliment to his predecessor. Donald Trump achieved an improbable victory in 2016 in no small measure by lambasting the foreign-policy establishment -- right and left -- for pursuing immigration and climate policies, trade deals, and military campaigns that harmed blue-collar laborers and other middle-income earners. The Trump administration recognized that diplomacy should promote the prosperity of all Americans while giving special attention to those who -- owing to workplace automation, open borders, globalization, flawed trade deals, and more -- lost opportunities and saw their wages stagnate and manufacturing jobs move overseas.

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