The time may have come for President Donald Trump to consider a new approach for a new era. Photo: AFP The time may have come for President Donald Trump to consider a new approach for a new era. Photo: AFP
The time may have come for President Donald Trump to consider a new approach for a new era. Photo: AFP
Michael Czinkota
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Czinkota

Have Trump’s aggressive trade policies been more successful than Reagan’s at cutting the US trade deficit?

  • Both Trump and Reagan made tackling the US trade deficit a priority and moved to protect American competitive interests
  • Trump’s deficit is bigger and his policy moves are louder and clearer but, as US influence wanes, it may be time for a more enlightened policy direction

The time may have come for President Donald Trump to consider a new approach for a new era. Photo: AFP The time may have come for President Donald Trump to consider a new approach for a new era. Photo: AFP
The time may have come for President Donald Trump to consider a new approach for a new era. Photo: AFP
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Michael Czinkota

Michael Czinkota

Professor Michael Czinkota teaches international marketing and business at Georgetown University. His most recent book is In Search for the Soul of International Business. He served as deputy assistant secretary in the US Department of Commerce in the Reagan and Bush administrations.