Trade war will hit US farmers, manufacturers and consumers

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National News

July 6, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Determined to do something about the nation’s large trade deficits, President Trump has started and escalated a tariff war with our friends and rivals.

It’s bad policy. It hurts the nation’s economy, weakens our ability to influence other nations and isn’t likely to help rebalance trade in a meaningful way.

A tariff is a tax paid by the people who buy things — us.

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