Trump's trade czar puts it at 700,000, close to what Bernie Sanders claimed in his presidential run. Others differ.
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Donald Trump and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders harnessed voter anger over manufacturing job losses, castigating NAFTA as the culprit and vowing to replace it.
Politicians regularly claim that the trade pact has cost American jobs, but nearly all objective economic studies of it have concluded that its net effect on employment has been negligible.
Presidential candidates, particularly Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have started this myth among Americans that their economic hardships are due to trade pacts like NAFTA and recently negotiated with 11 countries, not yet impleme...
“The numbers are clear. The U.S. government has certified that at least 700,000 Americans have lost their jobs due to changing trade flows resulting from NAFTA. Many people believe that the number is much, much bigger than that.” — ...