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Trump's trade wars were supposed to rescue US manufacturing and agriculture. But his policies have made them significantly worse

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Throughout his presidency, Trump sought to rescue segments of the economy he believed were abandoned by politicians at home and battered by competitors abroad, like US manufacturing and agriculture.
The opposite occurred instead as American manufacturing is slumping and farmers have suffered painful losses.
Trump appeared ready to scale back his ongoing trade wars recently, but those expectations were shattered when the president announced he was imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina on Monday.
Some economists say the president's protectionist policies are...
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