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Big Business Plans All-Out Blitz on Washington to End Trade War

  • Farmers, business owners, executives descend on Capitol Hill
  • Campaign features charity saying Trump’s tariffs hurt infants
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An agreement between the U.S. and China is unlikely right now, says David Dollar of the Brookings Institution.(Source: Bloomberg)

Corporate America is taking the gloves off in its campaign to end President Trump’s trade war.

A coalition of more than 200 trade associations spanning agriculture, manufacturing, retail, technology, oil and even liquor will begin a new two-pronged attack next week to try to end the policies they see as damaging. The campaign, called Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, will involve blanketing Capitol Hill with farmers and other business owners, plus debuting an ad aimed at parents that essentially says the trade war might be endangering babies.