It’s amazing. Nearly 30 years ago, Donald Trump was broadcasting the same themes as he is today, sounding off about Japan in a manner remarkably similar to the way he now talks about China. He was anti-free trade back then and focused on how little our allies pay for our services.
“I’d make our allies pay their fair share,” Trump said during an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. “We let Japan come in and dump everything into our markets — it’s not free trade”