Robert Emmet Lighthizer (born October 11, 1947) is the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the Trump Administration, serving since May 2017. He site in the cabinet of Donald Trump. Lighthizer served in numerous other positions in his life, including Deputy USTR during the Reagan Administration.
Lighthizer is a critic of China. As the USTR, he has called the country an "unprecedented" threat to world trade due to their trading practices. He supports conservative, America First, fair trade policies. However, Lighthizer also is a member of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations.
Lighthizer became an important figure in the Trump Administration.
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