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Can Trump's bullying style deliver more trade breakthroughs?

 

October 3, 2018



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has muscled Canada into joining a revamped North American trade deal, sealed a pact with South Korea and coaxed a reluctant Japan into agreeing to one-on-one trade talks.

All in the past two weeks.

To President Donald Trump and his allies, the results vindicate his drive to upend traditional trade policy and deploy import taxes — real and threatened — as a cudgel to bully concessions out of America's trading partners.

"Without tariffs," Trump bold declared Monday after his team announced that Canada had followed Mexico in agreeing to a revamp...



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