Donald Trump used his presidential nomination acceptance speech to once again criticise the Trans-Pacific Partnership — and to raise suspicions Hillary Clinton supports the free market.
“My opponent has supported virtually every trade agreement that has been destroying our middle class,” he told the Republican Convention.
“She supported NAFTA, and she supported China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization – another one of her husband’s colossal mistakes. She supported the job- killing trade deal with South Kourea. She has supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP will not only destroy our manufacturing, but it will make America subject to the rulings of foreign governments.”
To Kiwis of all political stripes, Mr Trump channeling Jane Kelsey seems surreal.
The extreme left and extreme right often collide.