Published On: Fri, Jun 1st, 2018

‘I’m pretty well pissed off’: Strategic or not, here’s how Trump’s tariffs on U.S. allies could backfire

Blake Hurst

If there’s a political rationale for the Trump administration imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies such as Canada, many economists believe it’s about playing to the farm vote and manufacturing sector. The danger in this, analysts warn, is that an escalating trade war will hurt the farm belt.

CBC | World News

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