‘The longer the trade war goes on, the weaker China gets’: Trump doubles down on tariff threats despite recession concerns

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  • President Donald Trump has appeared increasingly comfortable with prolonged trade tensions.

  • He has maintained a defiant stance even after a key indicator warned this week that the US economy could be headed for a potential recession.
  • If the trade war isn't defused in the coming weeks, it is expected to hit one of the brightest spots in the slowing economy: retail spending.
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Even after a key indicator warned this week that the US economy could be headed for a potential recession, President Donald Trump has appeared increasingly comfortable with prolonged trade tensions.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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