Why does Trump like trade wars?

Why does Trump like trade wars?

Just what is motivating Donald Trump in this trade war? According to experts, it’s partly political pragmatism, partly native ignorance, and – perhaps surprisingly – a little dollop of justification.

Just what is motivating Donald Trump in this trade war? According to experts, it’s partly political pragmatism, partly native ignorance, and – perhaps surprisingly – a little dollop of justification.

Political pragmatism first. This is, in many ways, a big and loud message to his base that he’s tough on the people he and they blame for stealing jobs from blue-collar Americans. China, maybe unfairly, is an emblem of that sense of grievance. The more Trump...

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