Bloomberg reported last week that President Trump plans to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports. According to the report, Trump wants to move ahead with the tariffs as soon as a public comment period on the proposal ends Sept. 6 and China has reportedly said it will respond with retaliatory tariffs on about $60 billion of U.S. imports.
Those tariffs, a consequence of the president’s growing trade war, disproportionately threaten parts of the country that propelled Trump to the White House, according to an analysis by Axios.
According to that analysis, American companies that employ about 11 million workers are threatened by these tariffs. As Axios describes, “industries affected by the brinkmanship are mostly concentrated in rural, deeply red, already-struggling parts of the country, with political consequences for Trump and Republicans in 2018 and beyond.”
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