This is a surprising comment for any Republican nominee to make. Why? Because the GOP greatly favors free trade.
In presidential primaries, the candidates nominated for president most often represent the views of their party. For example, current Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is a conservative on only two of the 20 issues tracked by InsideGov, a politics research site powered by Graphiq.
The nomination of Trump, the fourth most liberal Republican candidate during the 2016 primary, defies this. Using data from OnTheIssues, the experts at InsideGov have identified three issues for which Trump holds liberal viewpoints, with these views sometimes being even more liberal than Clinton's. We'll start with an issue where Trump is somewhat liberal, then count down to his most liberal of all.