These are not idle threats. Mexico is the third largest U. Even congressional Republicans, desperate to avoid this spat, are talking about trying to block the tariffs.
He plans to move forward anyway. Mexico is only the latest country to feel the wrath of Tariff Man. In , Trump used Section of the Trade Act to impose tariffs on solar cells and washing machines, targeting primarily East Asian countries.
Shortly thereafter, he upped his game by assessing a 25 percent tariff on all steel imports, with Canada, Mexico, and the EU getting hit the hardest. China has naturally countered with its own tariffs.
When Trump lashed out against countries competing against the U. Just before his Mexico decision, the president was planning on imposing a tariff on Australian aluminum as well. His advisors managed to dissuade him , at least temporarily. Canada and Mexico, meanwhile, continue to get a pass on the steel tariffs as long as the two countries sign a replacement deal for NAFTA. The threat and even the reality of retaliatory tariffs seem to have little effect on Trump.
He likes such geopolitical games of chicken. Congressional opposition only whets his appetite for more confrontation, for he holds even his Republican allies in contempt.
He disregards the more level-headed advice of economic mandarins — as well as seven former ambassadors to Mexico — because he relishes flouting conventional wisdom in favor of his own unconventional stupidity. If farmers in swing states protest that the markets for their soybeans have dried up, Trump will just authorize another massive government purchase of their product — and suddenly prisoners all over America will be surprised by tofu and edamame on their cafeteria menus.
The only pushback that might have some influence with Trump might be the business community. The auto sector is forecasting billions of dollars in costs associated with the Mexico tariffs. The Chamber of Commerce, which has come up with a more precise annual price tag for U.
If the stock market goes into bearish hibernation, then the president is out of luck. Shepherdson is wrong. The market has lived with this kind of crazy for more than two years. And there are plenty of people who see profit in precisely the kind of volatility that Trump has brought to financial markets. When Trump went on a fundraising tour of New York recently, some big-name financiers leapt at the opportunity to fete the president.
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Howard Lutnick, the head of Cantor Fitzgerald, predicted in that Trump would provide a big bump for the world of finance and, therefore, his own bottom line. For instance, East Asian countries used tariffs very successfully to protect their infant industries — steel, shipbuilding, information technology — against the overwhelming market advantages of more advanced economies. Great care to give a glimpse into what Ethiopia is really about.
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