Why it matters: Trump will try to direct the conversation with his megaphone, and invite attacks on Biden from the left.
Trump allies say that when 2020 candidates to Biden’s left inevitably start hitting him on his free-trade past, Republicans will piggyback to try to undermine him ahead of a potential general election fight in the Rust Belt.
Expect them to begin asking questions like: What specifically will Biden do with China? Will he lift President Trump’s tariffs? How does Biden defend his past advocacy for NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
This could be months away, but it’s already a hot topic in Trumpworld.