Nearly All US Trade Deals Were Negotiated, Signed, and Implemented by Republicans

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Jeffrey J. Schott (PIIE) and Melina Kolb (PIIE)

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Nearly All US Trade Deals Were Negotiated, Signed, and Implemented by Republicans

Contrary to an assertion made by President Trump on August 14, 2017, that Democrats were responsible for “some of the worst trade deals in World History,” almost all US free trade agreements were advanced by Republican administrations.