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Mexico v Trump on Trade

October 7th, 2016

Episode 633 of 836 episodes

One key foundation of the UK Brexit debate, European nationalists, and the US presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is the argument that free trade has, in many ways, failed ordinary working people. We hear the anti-trade sentiment from the Rust Belt former manufacturing region of rural Pennsylvania. Many there feel that free trade deals like NAFTA have allowed Mexico and other Latin American countries to steal US jobs. The former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, tells us that's a lie. And in a detailed one-to-one interview, he attacks Donald Trump for spreading racist views about Mexicans. We also hear about Republican efforts to persuade the very conservative Christian Amish community, to cast their ballots for Donald Trump. (Picture: An American flag flies at the U.S.-Mexico border near Sonoita, Arizona. Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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