Biden And Trump Battle Over 'Made In America' Economic Agenda

In 2016 President Donald Trump won over a large portion of working-class voters with an "America First" economic agenda, promising to bring back jobs and manufacturing to the United States. In 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden has made a similar pitch to voters, promising to invest $700 billion in American goods and labor to spur an economic recovery.

Like many campaign promises, Biden's "Buy American" blueprint was short on details. It is primarily a "political document," argued Republican strategist Ford O'Connell.

"This is about narratives and themes," O'Connell said. "Imitation to this degree illustrates just how strong Trump's 'America First' economic message is and how fearful the Biden campaign is of it at the ballot box."

"It's clear the Biden campaign is saying we need to find a way to cut into Trump's lead on this," O'Connell continued. "The better the economy does, the better the handling of the coronavirus seems to be in October, the better for Donald Trump."

Read more from Leandra Bernstein at WJLA

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published this page in In The News 2020-07-28 15:39:49 -0400
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