Is President Trump right on trade? | The Tylt

Is President Trump right on trade?

Canada-U.S. relations have soured ever since President Trump called Justin Trudeau "very dishonest and weak," and Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs could push the two allies into a serious trade war. President Trump famously declared "trade wars are good, and easy to win," but economists argue trade wars are objectively bad. Canada has already responded with dollar-for-dollar tariffs on U.S. goods, but Trump isn't alone in his disdain for free trade. What do you think? 🔩

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President Trump famously declared trade wars are "good and easy to win."

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And was swiftly called out for his ridiculous and simplistic approach to trade.

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Canada is now imposing tariffs of its own on U.S. goods in response to Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs.

In reaction to the tariffs leveled on them by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum products, the Canadian government is targeting U.S. goods, including beer, whiskey and yogurt.
"The U.S. is not only in a trade fight with the European Union but also with allies closer to home. Mexico and Canada are both disappointed by the new aluminum and steel tariffs. The Canadians have promised to retaliate."
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But some argue Trump's approach to trade is actually the right one.

Trump is more right than wrong. Trump is correct to hammer Canada on some of its cutouts and protections within NAFTA... Frankly, a public spat between the Canadian prime minister and the U.S. president is probably good for both men politically.
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But Sen. Bernie Sanders says while he agrees with Trump about the trade problem, he feels this is the wrong solution.

“In my view though, what you need is a comprehensive, a more comprehensive approach than Trump is laying out,” Sanders continued. “So what I would like to see is Congress begin to rethink our trade policies and hopefully we will have a president supportive of that. So he is identifying the problem correctly but I’m not sure that his particular solution at this moment is exactly the right one.”
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