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AP Washington Bureau Chief 

Analysis: Trump risks trade war to fulfill political pledge


WASHINGTON (AP) — As he blitzed through the industrial Midwest as a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pitched himself as the savior of the "forgotten" men and women in communities where factories had been shuttered and jobs were moved overseas.

Now, Trump is risking a trade war to fulfill a political promise to the voters who helped put him in the White House.

His decision to levy stiff new tariffs on aluminum and steel imports puts him at odds with most of the Republican Party, prominent business groups and even some of his own advisers, who warn that the decision could backfire and s...

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