Trade flows...globalization ...have not benefitted US manufacturingTrump's right when he says that the US has been taken advantage of, the Tariff approach is akin to performing heart surgery with a splitting maul. If he had an ounce of foresight, he'd engage the WTO and propose a multi-lateral approach to dealing with China's dumping, not try to apply the blunt hammer of tariffs.
the world uses the US as consumer of choice , then protects thier own internal markets with tariffs.
the Germans export one million cars a year to the US , at very very low import tariff, but protect the European Market with high tariffs , equal to the profit on an American car , to prevent American cars from gaining market share .
im glad that Trump is confronting this issue.