Why Wilbur Ross Says Trump's Economic Pitch Was 'Terrific'

Andrew Cummings
August 10, 2016

Clinton's economic plan "would grow jobs in CT by making the boldest investments in infrastructure since President Eisenhower built the interstate highway system, investing in Connecticut's manufacturing, and cutting taxes and reducing red tape for Connecticut's small businesses, among other provisions", her campaign said.

While Donald Trump has said he would pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if it can not be renegotiated to his liking, Hillary Clinton's campaign has also been pushed closer to the anti-free-trade rhetoric of her erstwhile rival for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.

Trump, who has put himself forward as the champion of the American workers, on Monday laid out his economic agenda, which included a roster of proposals that align with Republican orthodoxy, including slashing tax rates, reducing the corporate tax rate and eliminating the estate tax.

It's no secret a number of Republicans are not fans of their presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Collins said that the attacks against Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the Kahn family and his earlier mocking of a disabled New York Times reporter led her "to the inescapable conclusion that Mr. Trump lacks the temperament, self-discipline and judgment required to be president".


Collins' scathing op-ed came on the same day that 50 senior national security experts signed a letter declaring Trump was unfit to be president.

Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Florida. Until now, the consensus among many Republicans has been that Trump might not be their guy but he is a better option than conceding the White House to Clinton. Her favorability has remained basically unchanged, however Trump's is starting to see a downward spiral.

"No one will pay so much that it destroys jobs, or undermines our ability as a nation to compete", he said at the Detroit Economic Club, in a speech that was repeatedly interrupted by protesters.

"'Many people are saying" (equals) "I made this up, '" he tweeted with Trump's comment attached.

The letter, first reported by The New York Times Monday, warns: We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history. Donald Trump is expected to attend a fundraiser in Canton, OH later today.


"None of us will vote for Donald Trump", it then states.

"We thank them for coming forward so everyone in the country knows who deserves the blame for making the world such a risky place", he added.

"Trump represents a strong break with foreign policy tradition, and I think Secretary Clinton is trying to capitalize on that", said Nora Bensahel, a distinguished scholar in residence at American University's School of International Service. Only 16 percent of Trump voters believe if Clinton won the election in November it would be because she got more votes than Trump.

Worldwide problems The statement said many Americans are frustrated with the federal government's failure to solve domestic and global problems.


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