Special two-part interview series on U.S. elections: Part 1 on Republican National Committee (RNC)
Now on to the race for the White House…
The U.S. presidential election is definitely heating up following a four-day Republican
National Convention… and ahead of the Democratic convention to kick off this week.
Today, we hear from the U.S. Republican party on its foreign policy… the first of our
Park Jiwon’s two part series. Donald Trump continues his unconventional
remarks on issues like immigration and trade agreements.
During an interview with NBC this weekend,… the Republican presidential nominee said he
might pull the U.S. out of the World Trade Organization,… if the trade pact prevents
his plan of imposing additional taxes on American companies that move manufacturing production
to other countries. Previously, Trump often said he’d like to
renegotiate many free trade deals, including the one with Korea.
Regarding those remarks,… a Republican National Committee official explains that foreign governments
don’t need to fear,… but rather welcome the new opportunity. “The Republican Party still values free trade
and trade agreement, but Mr. Trump’s candidacy is about making sure that trade is fair for
Americans. I think what we saw in past trade free agreements, there were some policies
and some of these agreements that were not that favorable to American interests. So his
idea of renegotiating these interests should not be seen as a threat, or misconstrued by
the Korean government or the Korean people. I think they should welcome the opportunity
to renegotiate these options to see what’s on the table, to see what can be dealt with
Americans, with someone who negotiates from a business perspective, versus a diplomatic
and political perspective.” Chung also defended Trump’s position on strengthening
national borders. “Mr. Trump has said I want to build the wall,
but in that wall, he also wants to have a big door to allow legal immigrants to come
into this country the right way.” In response to criticism from opposition blocs
that Trump’s opinions often change,… Chung said this is an example of Trump’s flexibility
regarding diverse topics. “Some of them may be contrary with each other,
that shows that he has an open mind about a lot of different things, I think from a
certain perspective that’s what we need in Washington right now, people with open minds
and who have a very transparent energy about how to govern.” The RNC director reiterated that Trump is
a successful international businessman, who can bring a real change to U.S. politics and
revive its economy,… adding that the conservative party will strategically focus on winning
the support of undecided voters for the upcoming November presidential election.
Park Ji-won, Arirang News.