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  1. Trump’s Idea of Paying Down National Debt With Tariffs Is a Bad JokeAs always, Trump’s fiscal math makes no sense.
  2. Trade Deficit Swelling Under Trade Warrior TrumpIf, as the president believes, trade balances separate “winners” from “losers,” America is in growing trouble.
  3. As Trade War Drags On, the Cry Spreads: ‘Where’s Our Bailout?’Trump’s efforts to buy off farmers were predictable. But as the pain spreads from his trade war, so, too, do calls for compensation.
  4. Trump Races Toward 25 Percent Tariff on Auto ImportsDespite the advice he’s getting from inside his administration, Trump is eager to hit foreign automakers with tariffs.
  5. Trump to Veterans: Trust Me, Not Your Lying EyesOn trade, the president advises that he is the only arbiter of truth.
  6. Trump Threatens to Slap Tariffs on Everything Imported From ChinaSo far the U.S. has tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods. Trump’s threatened to take that number up to $500 billion.
  7. After Trump’s New Tariff Threat, China Seeks Strategy for RetaliationAs Trump prepares tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese exports, Beijing seeks ways to hit back — without scaring off foreign investors.
  8. On Eve of Trade War, China Warns That Trump’s Tariffs Will BackfireChinese officials say that $20 billion of Trump’s tariffs will fall on foreign companies operating in China — including American firms.
  9. Trump Has a Bill That Would Blow Up the WTO. It’s Called the U.S. FART Act.The “United States Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act” would give Trump unlimited power to wage trade wars. Fortunately, the Fart ACT is just hot air.
  10. Jeff Flake Flakes, Says He Won’t Block Trump’s Supreme Court PickThe Arizona senator had previously threatened to block Trump’s judicial nominees until the Senate held a vote on a bill rolling back his tariffs.
  11. food fight
    Trump Trade War Spoiling Export Market for American Cheese MakersAmerican companies are facing new tariffs, while the European Union signs deal to cut tariffs and increase protections on European cheese.
  12. Trump Attacks, Threatens Harley-Davidson for Moving Production to EuropeThis probably won’t be the last company he’ll pick a fight with over his counterproductive economic aggression.
  13. Harley-Davidson Announces It Will Move Some Operations to Europe Amid Trade WarThis probably wasn’t what the president had in mind.
  14. Trump Could Accidentally Help Save Angela Merkel’s JobTrump’s attacks on Merkel might backfire. Maybe he should embrace those foreign leaders he would destroy.
  15. As Europe’s Tariffs on the U.S. Goods Take Effect, Trump Threatens RetaliationWeeks after Trump’s tariffs on E.U. steel went into force, Europe strikes back — and the president threatens to put duties on their car exports.
  16. Dow Tumbles As Trump Escalates Trade War With ChinaThe president has now threatened to impose tariffs on $450 billion worth of Chinese goods — and China has promised to respond in kind.
  17. Trump Raises Taxes on Chinese Goods, Eyes Foreign Cars NextTrump slaps tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports, while preparing to declare foreign-made cars a “national security threat.”
  18. Koch Brothers to Spend Millions Fighting Against Trump’s Trade War AgendaIn an unusual step, one of the GOP’s major allies is putting actual money into an attack on Trump’s trade policies.
  19. the national interest
    Trump Is Probing the Constitution for Weaknesses, and Finding ThemThe president discovering seemingly innocuous power to impose tariffs and hand out pardons has potential for abuse.
  20. Trump Slaps Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on the E.U., Canada, and MexicoThe decision is likely to lead these core American allies to retaliate against American exporters.
  21. Trump Moves Ahead With Trade Sanctions Against ChinaIn what seems to be a negotiating tactic, the White House announced it was proceeding with tariffs and other trade restrictions until further notice.
  22. Trump Seeks Public’s Trust on China Talks, Tells Blatant LieTrump assures voters that he’s winning the trade negotiations — and that Beijing will lowers tariffs on U.S. goods for the “first time.”
  23. Mnuchin: China-U.S. Trade War ‘On Hold’But China won’t agree to America’s most pressing demand.
  24. Trump Delays Big Decision on EU TariffsWill he spark a full-blown trade war with American allies? Check back in a month!
  25. China Hits U.S. With Steep Tariff on Grain ImportsSouthern farmers aren’t going to love this.
  26. Trump’s ‘New’ Idea: Farm SubsidiesThe president was surprised to learn that farm-state lawmakers don’t want “welfare” for farmers. Did he know they already get subsidies?
  27. Trump Calls Chinese Tariffs on American Cars ‘Stupid’He’s not exactly turning down the temperature as a trade war looms.
  28. Trump Cheers on Trade War With China As Stocks TumbleAfter Beijing threatened to slap tariffs on 106 U.S. exports Wednesday, markets panicked — and Trump reiterated his enthusiasm for trade war.
  29. trade wars
    American Farmers Are Horrified by Trump’s Tariffs“No winners emerge from a trade war and that’s particularly true when it involves food and nutrition.”
  30. China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs on American GoodsThis was inevitable.
  31. Trump Hits China With $50 Billion in Tariffs“This is the first of many,” Trump said as he signed the order. “This is number one — but this is the first of many.”
  32. Trump Is Preparing More Than $30 Billion in Anti-China TariffsThe president is on the cusp of launching the most aggressive (and, arguably, illegal) trade action of his tenure.
  33. Why This Key Trump Adviser Strikes Fear Into GOP HeartsThe possibility that Gary Cohn will be replaced by Trump’s nationalist trade guru Peter Navarro has many mainstream conservatives nervous.
  34. news you can booze
    Whiskey Industry Argues It Will Be an ‘Unintended’ Victim of Trump’s TariffsThe EU has said it will retaliate with tariffs on American goods, including whiskey.
  35. Trump Brings Back Ancient GOP Tradition of ProtectionismHe appears to be a true believer in reversing globalization, not just using tariffs as a weapon. That’s both new — and very old — for Republicans.
  36. Paul Ryan and Other Republicans Try to Talk Trump Out of TariffsAt least for a day, the House Speaker isn’t a presidential lackey.
  37. Trump: I’ll Lift Tariffs If NAFTA Is RenegotiatedThe president is attempting to bully two close allies into submission.
  38. Trump Pal Sold Millions in Steel-Related Stock Days Before Tariff NewsCoincidence?
  39. the national interest
    ‘Trade Wars Are Good.’ Business Is Scared of Trump for the First Time.Trump has wandered off the reservation before, but this time he might not come back.
  40. Trump (Finally) Declares Trade WarBy slapping high tariffs on steel and aluminum, the president has brought the GOP Establishment nightmare to life.
  41. Commerce Department Offers Trump Ammunition for His Trade WarTrump has until April 11 to decide whether to impose high tariffs on aluminum and steel. It’s a subject that divides his party and administration.
  42. P.A. Special Election Could Be the Only Excuse Trump Needs to Start a Trade WarTrump will have to make a decision soon on possible tariffs on steel and aluminum, which most Republicans oppose.
  43. Trump Seems to Genuinely Want a Trade War With ChinaBeijing offered to cut its steel production. But Trump passed on the easy political win — insisting that only punitive tariffs would do.
  44. Trump May Be More Dangerous Than His Handlers RealizedTrump is starting to follow through on his most destructive ideas. And he has tariffs and the death of the Iran deal on his to-do list.
  45. Trump Planning Steel Tariffs To the Horror of Most of His CabinetReturning to one of the “America First” preoccupations of his campaign, Trump is on the brink of imposing steel tariffs on China and other countries.
  46. After Softening on China, Trump Goes All-in on Anti-Canada PopulismThe president slaps tariffs on Canadian lumber and vows that “we will not stand for” Ottawa’s unfair trade practices.
  47. food politics
    Mexican Avocado Farmers Bought One of the Super Bowl’s First AdsThe group is “not going to abandon this market regardless” of what President Trump does.
  48. food politics
    Analysts Say a Tariff on Mexican Goods Would Screw ChipotleThe burrito maker “likely would bear the biggest brunt” in the entire restaurant industry.
  49. The 20 Percent Tariff on Mexico That Wasn’tSean Spicer explained the House GOP’s border-adjustment tax poorly. The media assumed the worst. “Fake news” ensued.
  50. Trump Mulls Imposing Tariffs by Executive OrderThe president-elect is reportedly considering a 5 percent tariff on all foreign imports, much to the chagrin of GOP-aligned business interests.
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