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China Tariff Retaliation Threatens Key States in Trump Country

  • Louisiana, Texas, Michigan and Ohio heavily exposed to levies
  • About 81% of counties exposed to tariffs backed Trump in 2016
Bloomberg business news

China’s response to U.S. tariffs would likely hurt key states in Trump country.

(Source: Bloomberg)

Retaliatory tariffs China is threatening against U.S. exports would hit hardest in states that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency, bringing home the risks of a trade war ahead of midterm elections.

Of the 10 states that face potential Chinese tariffs on more than $1 billion of their exports, seven backed Trump in 2016, according to a report by the American Action Forum, a Washington-based group that opposes protectionist trade policies.