Americans are pawns in Trump’s game of tariff hikes with China



August 26, 2019 - 10:32 AM

President Donald Trump talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 Summit this weekend in Biarritz, France

By now, most of the world has learned to take President Trump’s threats with a grain of salt.

Such is the case when over the weekend the president demanded an additional 5% hike on Chinese goods as well as a command that U.S. companies stop doing business with China.

“I have the right,” to use the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1997, Mr. Trump tweeted Saturday. “Case closed!”

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