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Trade War: Trump against the World?

“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)

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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."