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U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, reads a directive to impose tariffs on imported solar panels before signing it in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 23, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RC1AEA9A36A0
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Will Trump’s tariffs lead to trade war?

Senior Fellow Joshua Meltzer discusses the new steel and aluminum tariffs announced by the Trump administration. Meltzer warns that these tariffs could set a dangerous precedent for other countries to broadly define their economic security interests and lead to retaliatory tariffs, taxes, and trade war.

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