Election Project Roles/Issues Worksheet

Name:

Katiana Bimshas

Candidate Name:

Donald Trump

Campaign Role:

Foreign Policy

Issue: China, North Korea

What does your candidate’s website say?

Link:

China:
https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/trade/?/positions/us-china-trade-reform
North Korea: ​https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/national-defense/

Quotes:

China:
● “America has lost nearly one-third of its manufacturing jobs since NAFTA and
50,000 factories since China joined the World Trade Organization.”
● “Our annual trade deficit in goods with Mexico has risen from close to zero in
1993 to almost $60 billion. Our total trade deficit in goods hit nearly $800 billion
last year. China is responsible for nearly half of our entire trade deficit. Almost
half of our entire manufacturing trade deficit in goods with the world is the result
of trade with China.”
● “The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] lowers tariffs on foreign cars, while
leaving in place the foreign practices that keep American cars from being sold
overseas. The TPP even creates a backdoor for China to supply car parts for
automobiles made in Mexico.”
● “According to the U.S. International Trade Commission, improved protection of
America’s intellectual property in China would produce more than 2 million
more jobs right here in the United States.”
● “5. Instruct the Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator.
● 6. Instruct the U.S. Trade Representative to bring trade cases against China,
both in this country and at the WTO. China's unfair subsidy behavior is
prohibited by the terms of its entrance to the WTO, and I intend to enforce
those rules.”
● 7. Use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes if China does
not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets including the application of tariffs consistent with Section 201 and 301 of the
Trade Act of 1974 and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.”
Donald J. Trump's 7 Point Plan To Rebuild the American Economy by Fighting

for Free Trade
North Korea:

Invest in a serious missile defense system to meet growing threats by
modernizing our Navy's cruisers and procuring additional, modern destroyers
to counter the ballistic missile threat from Iran and North Korea​.

Notes:
China:






America’s lost one third of its jobs since China joined the World Trade Organization
China is responsible for most of our trade deficit
TTP creates backdoor for China to supply car parts for automobiles made in Mexico
Improved protection of american intellectual property in china would produce 2
million+ jobs
Wants to label China as a currency manipulator
Bring trade cases against China
Remedy trade disputes with China if they do not stop their illegal activities.

North Korea:
● Invest in missile defense systems to counter missile threats from North Korea

Summary (This should be like an opening statement in the debate!)
China:
America has lost ⅓ of our jobs ever since China joined the World Trade Organization. Almost
half of our trade deficit goods is the consequence of trading with China. If we improve
protection of our intellectual property in China, it will produce over 2 million jobs in the USA.
By labeling China as a currency manipulator, and bringing up trade cases against them, we
will work to rebuild the American economy while fighting against free trade.
North Korea:
We need to invest more in our missile defense systems to counter missile threats from North
Korea.

What does an outside source say that SUPPORTS your candidate’s position?

Link:
Quotes:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437267/donald-trumps-trade-policies-free-tra
de-americas-future

“He was hostile to free trade in the 1980s, when he complained that
Japanese businessmen would “knock the hell out of our companies” and
were “buying all of Manhattan.””

“And he is hostile to free trade today. He mostly warns about the threat of
Chinese imports these days, but he also mentions Mexico, Japan, “and
every other country we do business with.””

Notes:
China:
● This article mainly showcases Trump’s views on free trade - he is against free trade
● Most politicians and businessmen are for free trade because it helps the market
choose
● Most workers are against free trade because they lose their jobs
● China puts higher tariffs on our products than we do on theirs - we don’t make as
much money on our stuff as china does on their stuff
Summary:
Trump is against free trade because workers lose their jobs. He wants to make our prices
even with China

What does an outside source say that OPPOSES your candidate’s position?

Link:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-dangers-of-a-trade-war/2016/05/23/
ac977b80-2120-11e6-9e7f-57890b612299_story.html?utm_term=.de71008f1b61
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-10-05/donald-trumps-trade-plan-is-afantasy

Quotes:

China:
● “Trump has benefited from Chinese products even as he vows to

slap tariffs on them. A Newsweek investigation ​published​ on Monday
found that at least two of Trump's recent construction sites used steel
and aluminum from China, not from U.S. firms.”
● “Trump says he'd be hard on China. He says he'd create jobs. He
also said during the Republican primaries that it's unfair that some of
the richest Americans get away with ​not paying anything in federal
income tax​. He said that while, at the same time, refusing to honor a
40-year-old convention among presidential candidate to release his

personal tax returns.”

Notes:
China:

Summary:
Trumps wants to put tariffs on Chinese products and to stop free trade but he uses steel and
other products from China to build his buildings

Opening Statement
China:
America has lost ⅓ of our jobs ever since China joined the World Trade Organization. Almost
half of our trade deficit goods is the consequence of trading with China. If we improve protection
of our intellectual property in China, it will produce over 2 million jobs in the USA. By labeling
China as a currency manipulator, and bringing up trade cases against them, we will work to
rebuild the American economy while fighting against free trade.
Trump is against free trade because workers lose their jobs. He wants to make our prices even
with China
Trumps wants to put tariffs on Chinese products and to stop free trade but he uses steel and
other products from China to build his buildings