Trump and Clinton Tackle the Economy

In our current political environment, the economy is the number one issue for many Americans. Second, is national security. For this reason, these are the two most prominent issues that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have talked about this week. Both the presumptive nominees, both are trying to show their voters why if they are elected as POTUS, they will help the economy.

Clinton was the first to make serious attacks. She said that Trump likes to profit off of businesses and jobs he destroys. She said that as we “cannot trust” his ability to fire a nuclear weapon, we also cannot trust “his hands on the economy.” Trump fired back, saying that while senator of New York, Hillary promised hundred of thousands of jobs, and delivered much fewer than that promise. Clinton later said that this number she promised may have been overly zealous, and Trump says this proves the politician is all talk no walk, and is giving voters empty promises.

And then, Trump spoke today at the Alumnisource Factory in Monessen, Pennsylvania. He focused on fair trade, and attacked Clinton for her view on the issue. Trump wants Sander’s supporters to support him now that Sanders will most likely not be the nominee, and uses his view on trade as a reason they should trust him over Hillary Clinton. Trump spoke that this promise of globalization, and how it will help America’s economy, is not proving to work.

We saw the same thing happen last week in the United Kingdom. This idea of isolationism is popping up all over the world, as citizens think they are losing their own self determination, and the economy is hurting because of it. Many who voted to leave the EU did so because they were tired of paying taxes to this centralized form of government. Trump supports Brexit, and wrote that the UK “took their country back,” just like he will do for America.

The political shift continues to focus on the economy, and the two ideologies at large are globalization versus isolationism. As the two argue why the other is more profitable, those voting in November, like Brexit, will decide which they want to govern their economy come January.