US President Donald Trump delivers remarks in front of a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. In proposing tariffs to correct what he calls other countries “ripping off” the US, Trump has cited the legacy of earlier presidents, Roosevelt included, who did the same. Photo: EPA-EFE
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Donald Trump’s trade tariffs on China are neither a one-off nor unique among American presidents

  • Tariffs may be here to stay because Trump touts them as a general policy, not just a strategy for containing China. He also claims America’s beloved former presidents have supported tariffs – and he’s right

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US President Donald Trump delivers remarks in front of a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. In proposing tariffs to correct what he calls other countries “ripping off” the US, Trump has cited the legacy of earlier presidents, Roosevelt included, who did the same. Photo: EPA-EFE
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