State of New York Archives: on Free Trade


Chris Christie: Trade mission to Mexico doubles as foreign policy tour

As he weighs a run for the presidency at a moment of spiraling global mayhem, Christie's trip to Mexico this week is taking on a sudden urgency: intended as a trade mission, it will double as a chance to demonstrate a level of acumen and adroitness on foreign policy that has so far eluded him.

The pillars of the Christie worldview, as gleaned from about a dozen speeches and public appearances, tend to rise from a simple observation: A high-functioning America at home, liberated from partisan dysfunction, exerts greater influence abroad. "What we say and what we do here at home affects how others see us and in turn affects what it is they say and do," Christie said in 2011.

Source: N. Y. Times 2014 coverage of 2016 presidential hopefuls Sep 2, 2014

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