WHAT WOULD A PRESIDENT TRUMP MEAN FOR NEW ZEALAND?
CLIMATE CHANGE Donald Trump would not continue Barack Obama’s efforts to curb global warming. He’s on record as saying, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.” REGIONAL SECURITY Trump has said he wants to reduce America’s military presence in the Asia-Pacific, which could embolden China to project its power in the region more aggressively.
TRADE DEALS Trump is against trade deals, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the New Zealand government signed in February this year.
ISIS Trump has promised to step up military operations against the group calling itself Islamic State and would probably expect close allies, such as New Zealand, to step up their military commitment.