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    20% on imported steel, 10% on imported aluminum. It was part of his "Make America Great Again" campaign. That got him elected, beginning with the RNC/GOP that nominated him as party leader. Oops?

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    I seriously think that the people who think this is really about him being angry about not being able to use the 'get out of NAFTA-card' to pressure Canada and Mexico into subservience have nailed it.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

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    If so, that's a crazy way to "lead". Maybe it was timed to influence PA's special election tomorrow, who knows?

    I think Trump is stuck in the 80's, doesn't know much about history or policy-making, and views gov't like any other business deal (or reality TV show production). Or his personality traits (impulsive, emotional, egotistical) are "leading", which is just as crazy.

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    China is responding with $3 billion tariffs on its US imports. They spend ~$1 billion just from our pork-producing states, which mostly voted for Trump.

    If this isn't officially an international Trade War, then what is it?

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