Thomas B. Edsall: Global Trade War, Trump Edition

New York Times – Let’s take Donald Trump’s trade policies at face value.

If he is elected, “The era of economic surrender will finally be over,” Trump declared, repeating a favorite theme in a July speech in Monessen, Pa., once the heart of the state’s steel industry. “I want you to imagine how much better your life can be if we start believing in America again.”

As the world knows, Trump’s rhetoric has found a receptive audience among angry white working-class voters who have lost well-paying jobs to automation and outsourcing…