Jan 24, 2017 - Politics & Policy

E.U. tells Trump his trade policies are "doomed to fail"

Cecilia Malmstrom, trade chief of the E.U., says the world's largest trading bloc remains committed to open borders and economies. Here's her prediction for Trump's goals on trade:

Those who in the 21st century think that we can become great again by rebuilding borders, re-imposing trade barriers, restricting people's freedom to move, they are doomed to fail.

Context: Trump's decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday was seen as an indicator of a more closed U.S. trade policy.

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