Last night from Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump, during his victory speech after winning primaries in Florida, North Carolina and Illinois, once again demonstrated his complete failure to understand free trade and comparative advantage.
He said, "Apple and all these companies will be making their products in the US."
He specifically singled out China, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam and India as "unfair" trade competitors.
He reminded the audience of how he announced his candidacy," "When we came down the escalators, it was about trade and borders."
And he indicated his crony relationships continue to develop. He mentioned again that he had talked with House Speaker Paul Ryan ("a tremendous call") and he provided new information, "I spoke with Mitch McConnell today...had a great conversation. The fact is we need to bring our party together, We have to bring it together"