There is nothing in a trade war that will benefit the United States. A roundup of editorials Friday takes a look at the issue after President Donald Trump’s announcement on tariffs.
1. Frank China-US talks can avert possible trade war
From The Straits Times: China’s top economic adviser will be visiting Washington, and U.S. leaders should talk to him in the hopes of avoiding a trade war.
From The Wall Street Journal: The idea of tariffs could not be a worse one.
From The OC Register: Sure, tariffs could boost the aluminum sector, but they could also kill 22,000 jobs a year.