US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his tactic of using tariffs to achieve foreign policy objectives. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Donald Trump’s tariffs are big, fat American snake oil meant to win re-election, not solve real problems

  • The days when the mercurial president seemed to have focused his tariffs on China are long gone. With the election looming, he now sees tariffs as an all-purpose tool to assert his will

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US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his tactic of using tariffs to achieve foreign policy objectives. Photo: Reuters
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