Are trade wars ever a positive thing? | The Tylt

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Are trade wars ever a positive thing?
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After President Trump announced he plans to implement tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, the Dow dropped 420 points and critics warned Trump that tariffs were a very bad idea. But Trump doubled-down on his position, tweeting "trade wars are good, and easy to win." Economists argue trade wars are objectively harmful, but some have defended the president, arguing a trade war may be necessary to get China in line. What do you think? 🔩

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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.

FINAL RESULTS
Are trade wars ever a positive thing?
A festive crown for the winner
#TradeWarsBad
#TradeWarsGood
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