Americans have turned against Trump on trade

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s trade wars may be something he believes in, but it doesn’t seem to be a political winner. Unlike many issues on which Trump has seesawed on over the years, Trump has been generally consistent in his protectionist stance on trade. He seemed to use that to his advantage in the 2016 election, during which he went after Democrat Hillary Clinton, who tended to have more of a free trade record. But while Trump’s trade wars haven’t really moved his overall numbers, they do seem to have shifted views about him on trade and the larger conversation about trade policy in the United States. After the 2016 election, Americans had a lot of hope about what Trump could …