Donald Trump, then a Republican presidential candidate, hands a five-dollar bill back to a supporter after signing it for her following a rally with sportsmen in Walterboro, South Carolina, in 2016. The dollar’s continuing strength has begun to irk Trump. Photo: Reuters
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

If Trump has a currency war in mind as part of his presidential campaign, he’s not likely to get very far

  • Trump’s comments on the US dollar and the Federal Reserve have sparked fears that he might take steps to weaken the American currency. However, neither the Fed nor other central banks, such as in the euro zone and Japan, are likely to cooperate

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Donald Trump, then a Republican presidential candidate, hands a five-dollar bill back to a supporter after signing it for her following a rally with sportsmen in Walterboro, South Carolina, in 2016. The dollar’s continuing strength has begun to irk Trump. Photo: Reuters
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