Whether or not your agree with Donald Trump’s overall message, his view on U.S. trade makes sense, said CNBC’s Jim Cramer.
“I’m with Trump on this. Look, we lose on every trade deal. I ask all these people from either party: name me one trade deal we have had a surplus on in the last decade. They can’t name any,” Cramer said on “Squawk Box” on Thursday. “I always find it amusing to think people don’t seem to mind that we lose in these deals because we’re able to export a lot of premium products that are not made necessarily by people in our workforce.”
Cramer said the only person to discuss the trade deficit before the election was Trump.
“He would say ‘Why do we always lose in these trade deals. Why can’t we negotiate?’ And you would throw your hands up and say ‘Well, I don’t know. We just seem to not know how to negotiate,'” said Cramer. “There are very few people I have met, and I’ve seen it on both sides, that know how to negotiate.”
He added that voters should not be shocked by Trump’s perspective on trade since he has been vocal about this issue for a long time.
“People should understand this has been his view from day one. It has always been pro-worker,” said Cramer. “Have people not been paying attention to what this man has been saying about the trade deals? He’s been right the whole way.”