Throughout this debate you have seen the differences that exist between myself and my opponent, you have seen the intransigence with which he views many issues, and you have seen the way forward that I propose. Make no mistake about it President Trump's trade war has inflicted this hardship on the nation, has seen over 90% of surplus destroyed because we couldn't export it, has seen billions wasted propping up farmers who should have been able to make the money by exporting instead of relying on Government subsidy. I propose an alternative and I will continue to do so throughout this campaign. Throughout this debate I have put forward a sensible and moderate set of policies that will see America end her self-imposed exile from the World stage and retake the spotlight as a leader.
On trade I have been direct and to the point where my opponent has dithered. Mr Vang claims to want an end to the trade war, he votes for the subsidies, but he remains completely opposed to the only way to end the hardship. As President I will end the trade war with China and I will end our trade war with our allies in the European Union. My opponent's policy of levying more tariffs on China will only lead to greater economic hardship for exporters across the Mid West including here in Ohio. Only by reducing tariffs mutually can we see an end to the wasteful policy of giving farmers money to make up for the Executive branch's failure of policy and failure of leadership. I offer that leadership in trade policy, my opponent merely offers more of the same.
On American leadership there is a simple equation, the more we put in the more we get out, and I intend to put a lot more in than President Trump has ever done. As President I will not vilify entire nations with racial slurs, I will work with the community of nations that makes up this Earth to tackle issues that affect all of us. Climate Change does not respect boundaries or borders and if it goes unchallenged and unchecked it will leave millions of Americans homeless, as President I will fulfil our international obligations and use them to springboard America into the next decade with jobs and green infrastructure so that we can become World leaders in green energy moving us one step closer to energy independence, a goal the Republicans used to support. I will invest in our nation's defence, particularly our cyber-security, so that no nation may infiltrate our election in the way that Russia did in 2016, indeed I will do whatever it takes to ensure the sanctity of our elections including the creation of an entire new department to keep the fight up against those who would seek to do our democracy harm.
On the issue of human rights I will take an unequivocal stand, America shall become a bastion of human rights that will shine throughout the World. I will end President Trump's inhumane separation of families at the border that deprives many of their right to a family life, I will sign America back up to the United Nations Human Rights Council and I will not be afraid to make sure our allies understand that our aid is conditional upon respect for the rights and values that we hold dearest. We will not support Iran, we will not support Assad, and we most certainly will not be treating North Korea like the long cherished friends President Trump has decided that they are.
My Presidency would be a welcome return to normality, America restored as the leader of the free world and at the top of all international discussions. My plan for our nation's foreign policy is a step by step guide to unpicking all the worst excesses of President Trump: his fawning over human rights abusers in North Korea, his commitment to economic self harm in trade wars, his racially guided attacks on many of our allies and neighbours. I offer an alternative of dignity where our nation is respected, not laughed at. I offer green jobs and a better future as a member of the Paris Climate Accords, I offer a bastion of human rights that will shine throughout the World, and I offer an end to the trade wars which have devastated much of the Mid West including this great state. This November the choice is clear, we can do better and we will.