The impact of Chinese trade on the U.S. economy fueled Trump’s popularity among disillusioned and unemployed Americans
Researchers found that after China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, U.S. congressional districts that saw more competition as a result of Chinese imports became increasingly polarized politically. Of the 100 most-affected counties, Donald Trump won 89 of them in the Republican primary races this year.
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