Trump’s trade policy has been a boon to the manufacturing sector.
But that hasn’t always been the case.
The real estate mogul has a history of retaliating against companies that have been accused of trade abuses.
Now, the Trump administration is taking another tack.
On Thursday, Trump said he would stop the importation of products from China that are made in the United States, which would likely force American companies to move their operations abroad.
That would, in turn, hurt the manufacturing base.
It would also lead to a backlash against Trump, since the Chinese aren’t buying the products that Trump is targeting, so he’d be losing more money than if he just kept the imports in place.
What would it take to get rid of the tariffs?
First, the United Nations must make it clear that Trump’s moves are a violation of international law.
“We are going to take our fight to the United Nation,” Trump told the U.N. General Assembly in July.
“And we are going see this country of ours get punished for our crimes.”
Trump, who is under investigation for possible violations of the North Korean nuclear agreement, has made the United Kingdom a key target.
The U.K. is one of the biggest markets for American goods and services, which Trump has been trying to drive down in order to benefit his own company.
“I’m going to get China out of the trade deals,” Trump said during the UN General Assembly.
“If they want to sell their products in our country, we are not going to sell them.”
Trump has also threatened to impose tariffs on Chinese goods and technology.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the administration would stop imports of Chinese goods.
The president has also called China “the greatest threat to peace in the world” and accused China of having a “tremendous trade deficit.”
But Chinese President Xi Jinping has said the United State has the right to set its own trade policies.
If Trump really does get rid the tariffs, it would be a major victory for China, which has long argued that the United and China have different economic interests.
What will the effect be?
The U to do the tariffs would likely lead to the Chinese economy slowing, with the loss of more than 1.6 million American jobs.
That could also drive up the price of Chinese-made goods and hurt the U-turns Trump is seeking.
China, in particular, would likely be less inclined to buy U.S. products, so it could be harder to get goods to U.s. consumers.
But the Trump-Xi relationship is already on shaky ground.
In recent months, the two sides have fought over a South China Sea territorial dispute that has strained ties and hurt China’s economy.
It’s also unclear how Trump would get the Chinese to stop interfering in U. S. elections.
And if Trump does try to force Chinese products onto the U, it could cause a backlash that would hurt the economy.
“They’re going to say, ‘You’re just messing with our elections, aren’t you?'” said Jonathan Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Trump, for his part, has been careful not to call out China for trade abuse, though he has accused Beijing of unfairly punishing U. businesses in China.
So far, Trump has focused on U. s trade deficits and not on how the United Sates trade policy is harming the Chinese.
But he has said that he will pursue a more aggressive approach to China.
“It will be a new chapter in American history,” Trump promised at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania last month.
“When we do it right, we will be remembered as the greatest country in the history of the world.”