Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeatedly lamented the loss of jobs to Mexico during his facedown with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Sept. 26.
Putting aside the fact that some of his claims were untrue—the social media folks at Ford had to jump in on Twitter mid-debate to deny Trump’s claim that the car company is leaving the US—his views offer an extremely one-sided view of the relationship Mexico and the US have built under the North American Free Trade Agreement, particularly when it comes to jobs.
He didn’t mention, for example, that as a partner under NAFTA, Mexico is also supporting employment in the US.
This article mentions the Mexico Institute’s new project Growing Together: Economic Ties between the United States and Mexico. Check out the project.