“Trade wars are good, and easy to win,” said Donald Trump just a day after announcing steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium. The US president is clearly determined to deliver on his ‘America First’ promise. Does a brutal trade war lie ahead? Our guests: Andreas Kluth (Handelsblatt Global), Lars Halter (DW), Ulrike Herrmann (taz)
Ulrike Herrmann is a business editor fort he daily newspaper „taz“. She thinks: “There will be a limited trade war. As an economic super power the US can unfortunately afford trade wars.”
Lars Halter is business editor for DW. He already met Trump personally. He says: "President Trump doesn't understand the complexity of trade and global markets."
Andreas Kluth is editor in chief of Handelsblatt Global. He says: "Trump is behaving like a preschool bully in a sandbox. For the sake of the sandbox, Europe must not rise to his provocation."