Trump's Fear of Trade Gaps Isn't Really Necessary: QuickTake Q&A

Written by Angela

Donald Trump dislikes trade deficits so much that he made them a cornerstone of his campaign for president. He says they are a sign of a shrinking manufacturing base and loss of American might. He blames trade deficits on bad deals that weak U.S. leaders negotiated. Now, Trump is considering changing the way trade deficits are calculated to put more political oomph behind his efforts to revamp trade pacts including the North American Free Trade Agreement. Problem is, trade deficits don’t always


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