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David Fickling

Trump's Mexico Tariffs Are Borderline Crazy

Beyond the obvious economic damage, the move would threaten the U.S.’s stature as a diplomatic partner globally. 

Over the borderline.

Over the borderline.

Photographer: Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg

How far down the rabbit hole are we on U.S. trade policy right now?

Just a few years ago, the idea that British cars and Canadian steel could be considered a national-security threat to America would have been laughed out of the room – but here we are, with so-called Section 232 tariffs still threatened on European automobiles and only just removed on Canadian metal.