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After President Trump announced his plan to institute a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum, the Dow dropped 420 points. Despite warning from economists, Trump doubled down on his decision in a tweet in which he claimed: "trade wars are good, and easy to win."

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Many immediately called out Trump for his ridiculous assertion.

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Even conservatives argue trade wars are objectively bad.

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But others applauded the president, arguing his decision would force China to stop abusing its trade deals.

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Others insist Trump's approach to trade is right in line with his "America First" policy.

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And some believe President Trump's "trade wars are good" statement is just a negotiating tactic to get what he wants.

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