Was Donald Trump Right To Start A Trade War?

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Was Donald Trump right to start a trade war?

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  1. gowiththeflow

    gowiththeflow Senior Investor

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    Nice simple poll, was Donald Trump right to start a trade war?
     
  2. JR Ewing

    JR Ewing Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not a fan of broad tariffs, but it does appear that the Chinese have decided to come to the table to renegotiate.
     
  3. Chartman

    Chartman Senior Investor

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    Will Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to trade negotiations backfire at some point? Or, using China and North Korea as examples, has his hard-line approach to general politics proven to be more successful than his predecessor Barack Obama?
     
  4. gowiththeflow

    gowiththeflow Senior Investor

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    The US is the largest market in the world and for many years imports have had a detrimental impact on US businesses. Why should the US be a dumping ground for cheap products - often funded by governments around the world.
     
  5. Chartman

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    Maybe there is an argument to suggest that other countries around the world have had far too easy access to US markets in years gone by, something which has not always be reciprocated.
     
  6. gowiththeflow

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    Inconvenient timing if this statement is true lol
     
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    What about the potential for an actual war in Syria? This is also rubbing the Russians up the wrong way. What does DT have up his sleeve? What is his real goal here?
     
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