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Donald Trump: A 21st Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover
By Lawrence Kudlow & Steve Moore, Sept 1, 2015

Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously, Hoover's economic strategy didn't turn out so well -- either for the nation or the GOP.

Does Trump aspire to be a 21st century Hoover with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff, which collapsed the banking system and helped send the U.S. and world economy into a decade-long depression?...

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