1) You can't trust our own politicians to tell you the truth about trade because they've been paid to lie to us.
Why have none of the talking heads or politicians who put themselves forth as trade experts ever told you that?
According to them, nothing to see here, everything's fine.
They've all been bought off.
So Trump knows going into this there would be a concentrated effort to attack him for talking about it.
Here's how the scam works:
Step 2: Politician wins election, goes to DC
Step 3: Trade lobby/special interests offer politician massive bribes to maintain status quo
Nobody knows better than Trump how this game is played, because he was once 1 of the special interests buying influence in DC.
Of course, this drives the professional elite class of trade lobbyists nuts.