Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Tariffs Are Starting to Look Like the Goal, Not a Tool, for Trump

  • Trump seen more wedded to his import duties than his deals
  • Economists worry about damage for U.S. and global economies
Bloomberg business news
President Trump says the U.S. is in a very strong position when it comes to negotiating a trade deal with China. Source: Bloomberg)
Updated on

Go inside the global economy with Stephanie Flanders in her new podcast, Stephanomics. Subscribe via Pocket Cast or iTunes.

President Donald Trump loves tariffs so much he once called himself "Tariff Man." He also has repeatedly portrayed the punitive duties he has imposed on China and other countries as tools to create leverage and draw them into new trade deals that benefit the U.S.