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The Finance 202: Some 2020 Democrats find common ground with Trump on trade

Sep 13, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs


Several Democratic candidates in last night's debate found unusual common ground with President Trump: on trade.

Two of them - South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and entrepreneur Andrew Yang - even said if elected, they would initially maintain tariffs Trump has imposed on China that economists say are effective tax hikes on U.S. workers. (See the full transcript of the debate here.)

Trump's turbulent drive to remake the global trading syst...