President-elect Donald Trump could be one of the last great hopes for globalism, according to a member of his transition team.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, American financier Anthony Scaramucci — soon to be an assistant to Trump in the office for public liaison — said China and the United States have a "common cause."
"I believe that the U.S. and the new administration does not want to have a trade war," he said at the event where he was officially billed as an executive member of the president-elect's transition team.
"(We) want to have free and fair trade," he said. He spoke of a "crippled" America that had seen the negative effects of globalization since World War II. His words came directly after a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who said economic globalization had powered worldwide growth and should not be blamed for the world's problems.