While You Were Distracted With Mexico And China, Trump Started Another Trade War On Friday

While You Were Distracted With Mexico And China, Trump Started Another Trade War On Friday

Lost in the shuffle late this week was Donald Trump's decision to pick yet another trade fight, this one with India. It was difficult to escape the Mexico and China headlines on Friday and even in the absence of those headlines, the India news probably wouldn't have received top billing given that it was telegraphed months ago. But make no mistake, it's notable. On March 4, the administration told Congress that Trump intended to do away with key trade concessions that permit duty-free entry f
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5 thoughts on “While You Were Distracted With Mexico And China, Trump Started Another Trade War On Friday

  1. It wasn’t so long ago that India flirted with the USSR. More recently with Modi’s initial minority government, now a strong majority Modi government, India is strongly pro-western. Now the world’s largest democracy and ally in the region is now getting ‘a stick in the eye’ by Trump.

    Putin must be pleased as it will help Russian prospects in India.

  2. Trump and Navarro’s determination to upend the global free-trade regime is going to end badly. As in 1930s, rise of fascism badly. Can you say WWIII?

  3. It is a good lesson that no matter how much you fête the Trump family and do them favors, no matter how much in simpatico you think your ideologies are, Trump will betray you like the scorpion betrays the frog.

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