Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said US President Donald Trump, for political reasons, is trying to reverse a 70-year process of international agreements. Photo: EPA

Donald Trump is a ‘demagogue’ whose China tariffs are punishing ordinary US citizens, says American economist Joseph Stiglitz

World-renowned economist said the US president’s moves toward an all-out trade war with China will result in a ‘pervasive tax’ that will hit America’s poor hardest

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said US President Donald Trump, for political reasons, is trying to reverse a 70-year process of international agreements. Photo: EPA
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.