Donald Trump Decided to Impose Tariffs When he Was "Unglued" Over Outside Events

Type: Poor Decision MakerMar 02 2018 Severity:
About: Free Trade
Donald Trump sparked a potentially devastating trade war with the rest of the world because he was angry and "unglued" over press coverage of other scandals enveloping his administration. Administration officials report that Trump was "angry and gunning for a fight." Trump's decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel entering the United States has the potential to spark a tit-for-tat trade war that will hurt not just the United States, but the world economy.

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