Business Insider Economists say he wouldn't stand a chance: Trump's boundless self-confidence is no match for the global economic forces that took those jobs away. by Paul Wiseman via AP
'Since the beginning of 2000, the U.S. economy has lost 5 million manufacturing jobs.
'A study published last year by the National Bureau of Economic
Research found that between 2 million and 2.4 million jobs were lost to
competition from China from 1999 to 2011.
'Announcing his presidential bid June 16, Trump declared: "I'll bring
back our jobs from China, from Mexico, from Japan, from so many places.
I'll bring back our jobs, and I'll bring back our money."
'Economists were unimpressed. "It's completely implausible," says
former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder, a Princeton
University economist who has studied the offshoring of American jobs.'