I have to say, one thing that Trump has actually successfully done in terms of economics, is get his voter base onboard with NAFTA (or rather, USMCA as it's now called.). This is important in order for these morons to not stop further integration of the world economy.
Hear me out:
-Trumps dumb voters hated NAFTA because they didn't understand it. They didn't understand that they would lose their jobs either way anyway.
-Trump agreed and said NAFTA is stupid. He kills it to "renegotiate" a trade deal.
-The updated trade deal now called USMCA is basically NAFTA, just updated for modern times. For example, NAFTA didn't address internet commerce where as USMCA does. All in all, people are saying it's really just an updated NAFTA which is something that should have happened anyway.
- Now, his moron voters think that USMCA is somehow going to help them more than NAFTA did. In truth it won't be much different.
- Trump has also mentioned he wants to start doing more trade deals with other nations. This is actually good in terms of countering China's dominance. If (I know, big if) you can get a de-facto trade block going, you can finally gain some leverage in trade with China.
- Because his moron voters seem to believe USMCA is good for them, they will likely go along with these other trade deals, which ultimately is probably good for the US and the rest of the non-China world.
Maybe he is a genius?