Lead­ers push back against Trump’s iso­la­tion­ism

The Daily Herald - - NATION & WORLD -

OTTAWA, On­tario — Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and the lead­ers of Mex­ico and Canada pushed back force­fully on Wed­nes­day against the iso­la­tion­ist and anti-im­mi­grant sen­ti­ments that have roiled Bri­tain and been cham­pi­oned by GOP pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump. The lead­ers warned against easy so­lu­tions ped­dled by “dem­a­gogues” who feed on economic anx­i­ety.

With ten­sions grow­ing over ter­ror­ism and fall­out from Bri­tain’s exit from the Euro­pean Union, Obama ac­knowl­edged that Amer­i­cans and oth­ers have rea­son to be con­cerned about their own fu­ture in a rapidly glob­al­iz­ing econ­omy. He said con­cerns about im­mi­grants had been ex­ploited by politi­cians in the past, but he in­sisted he wasn’t wor­ried Amer­i­cans will fol­low that path.

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