DW: Marick Masters on President Trump's promise to revive U.S. manufacturing
Reviving American manufacturing and bringing back factory jobs has been a central element of Donald Trump's political identity since he announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency in 2016. Trump had sharply criticized past administrations for allowing American companies to move production to places like China and Mexico and vowed to bring it back to the U.S. Marick Masters, a business professor at Wayne State University who specializes in labor issues, told DW that Trump's record on jobs "is generally a positive one" and that his trade policies have "considerable political appeal" in the U.S. "Trump appeals to people's frustration with the norm of not challenging our trading competitors. His willingness to hit back strikes a positive cord among many. Trump's reelection depends heavily on a favorable state of the economy and the perceived extremism of his opponent in November," said Masters.
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