Don’t Go Searching for Strategy in Trump’s Tariffs
His nascent trade war with China is a reminder that some things for the president are always personal.
“China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump's very, very large brain," the president said last fall. His nascent trade war with China is a reminder that some things for the president are always personal. My column today
: The president doesn’t have a sophisticated trade strategy any more than he has a thoughtful immigration strategy or a wily political strategy. What he has are resentments
As China and the U.S. dig in for what may become a protracted and possibly very painful trade war, a lot of time is being wasted trying to divine whether President Trump has a strategy. (Spoiler: He doesn't)
piece on the VSG non-strategy on trade •