Donald Trump's promise to create more jobs played well with crowds especially in regions hit hard by the decline of their manufacturing industries. In Mr Trump's world America can only restore its economic greatness by re-negotiating trade accords which have yielded it few, if any, real benefits. To achieve this would mean taking on the likes of China, which the new president elect claims has abused its position to flood the market with cheap goods. With Mr Trump now gearing up to take possession of the White House, how is he planning to make America a top manufacturer, and does that mean risking a trade war with China?
For more analysis, Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined by Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.