Trump accomplished American energy dominance — then gambled it on a trade war



Merrill Matthews | The Hill

China and the United States launched the opening salvos in a trade war July 6 that had been brewing for months. America imposed a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion of Chinese goods. In response, China slapped tariffs on U.S. products and agricultural goods such as soybeans and pork. Then President Trump escalated things by suggesting imposing another $500 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.

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