Biden just put Trump’s trade policies into overdrive


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Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden ripped then-President Donald Trump in 2019 for his trade policies with China, which Biden said were hurting farmers and small-business owners. In particular, Biden singled out Trump’s tariffs on goods produced in China, which had provoked retaliatory trade regulations from Beijing. “President Trump may think he’s being tough on China. All that he’s delivered as a consequence of that is American farmers, manufacturers, and consumers losing and paying more,” Biden said, speaking at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. “His economic decision-making is so shortsighted and as shortsighted as the rest...