Obama stated that the trade agreements were bad and needed to be addressed. Hillary ran on they were bad and she would do something about it if elected. Trump is finally doing something about them, and the left is aiding the other side with their rhetoric. If China did not know that if Trump loses the election, they win. They more then likely would have dealt by now. They are after all, hurting them a hell of lot more then they are hurting us.
As far as size of government, you're right. Both sides see the cash cow and will use any excuse to expand it. For control, power and money, no difference. You are also right about the spending, may be on/in different areas but this trend is on both sides and goes back decades. Neither side will agree on cuts, but I go back to 2014. When the right proposed legislation that removed all dedications for large corporations in exchange for a straight up tax rate. Would have generated billions. But it was the left that refused to sign on, they want this industry or that one exempt. The ones that typically give to the left. Proves that both sides are the same in this area also, it was safety nets, it wasn't working people, the standard excuse. Anyone that believes either is different in the area of spending, are fooling themselves.