As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump frequently charged that China was manipulating its currency. Photo: Reuters
As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump frequently charged that China was manipulating its currency. Photo: Reuters
Currencies

US should start manipulating the dollar, Donald Trump says, accusing China and Europe of playing ‘big currency manipulation game’

  • Such a move would directly contradict official US policy not to manipulate dollar’s value to gain trade advantages
  • Treasury Department earlier found no country meets criteria for being labelled a currency manipulator, but put China and eight other countries on watch list

As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump frequently charged that China was manipulating its currency. Photo: Reuters
As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump frequently charged that China was manipulating its currency. Photo: Reuters
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