Thursday, May 16, 2019

Fact-checking Trump on 'false or misleading' trade tweets

Glenn Kessler offers a blistering review of President Trump's recent tweets on international trade and trade policy in The Washington Post's "Fact Checker" column.

"As we have noted for years, President Trump appears to have little understanding of trade and trade policy, even though it is an animating element of his presidency. As the trade war with China has heated up, the president’s itchy Twitter finger has been busy with a fusillade of false or misleading tweets," Kessler writes. "Whether the president knows these claims are untrue is unclear, but the overall effect is to create a distinct winner-takes-all narrative for his trade policy. Here’s a quick tour through some of the major themes." Read more here.

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