Sanders once opposed the Trans Pacific Partnership. President Trump withdrew the United States from the TPP in one of his first executive orders as president. Vermont’s senator once condemned losing “millions of good-paying manufacturing jobs.” Trump’s presidency has seen the creation of 467,000 jobs within the manufacturing sector. On trade, Sanders railed against “disastrous unfettered free trade policy” with China. Proving the naysayers wrong, Trump’s tariffs have brought Xi Jinping to the negotiating table to address a $375 billion trade deficit.
What about social justice? Isn’t Trump a racist? Sanders focused on ending mass incarceration in 2016. Trump just signed the FIRST STEP Act, a breakthrough that Van Jones called a “Christmas miracle” of criminal justice reform.
In 2016, Sanders became a foil to Hillary Clinton, championing the plight of the average American. While Trump is vilified as a xenophobic monster, the reality is that people of all backgrounds have benefited from this president’s policies.