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President Donald Trump

Trump is losing the trade war with China and the EU, based on his favorite report card

The US trade deficit widened in July and the deficits with China and the European Union both hit record highs. The increases came despite President Donald Trump's tariffs on those countries and trade war fight.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Trump is stepping up the trade war with China, and he’s convinced the US can win

Chinese officials are in the US to meet with Trump administration members about the growing trade war. While the talks to remove the newly-implemented tariffs are not expected to result in a deal the negotiations are the first concrete step towards ending the trade war in months.
President Donald Trump

Trump is losing the trade war, according to his favorite measure

President Donald Trump holds up the US trade deficit as the end-all, be-all of the trade war. Based on the most recent trade-deficit data, it looks as if Trump is losing his tariff fights.

Concern about Trump’s trade war has ‘spiked tremendously’ among America’s largest companies

S&P 500 companies are starting to get concerned about President Donald Trump's trade war. The number of firms mentioning the words "tariffs" or "trade war" hit a record high in the second quarter.
US President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker.

The EU is already preparing for trade talks with Trump to fail — and is readying a major retaliation

"If the US would impose these car tariffs, that would be very unfortunate, but we are preparing together with our member states a list of rebalancing measures as well," the European Union's trade chief, Cecilia Malmstrom, said on Thursday.
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he sits on a truck while he welcomes truckers and CEOs to attend a meeting regarding healthcare at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017.

Trump threatens Europe with ‘tremendous retribution’ as the possibility of massive auto tariffs looms

President Donald Trump threatened "tremendous retribution" against the European Union, including tariffs on cars and auto parts, unless the bloc makes major trade concessions. Auto tariffs would be the biggest escalation of the EU-US trade fight to date.
President Donald Trump

There’s a glaring problem with Trump’s trade war that could drag out the fight indefinitely

President Donald Trump can't nail down an outcome for his trade wars with China, Mexico, the European Union, and Canada. The vague goals will likely extend the trade war, according to experts, and also cause more harm to the Us economy.
President Donald Trump

US consumers and businesses are already starting to feel the pain from Trump’s trade war, and the worst is yet to come

President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel, aluminum, Chinese products, and more are raising some prices for consumers and causing uncertainty for US businesses. The economic pain could also get worse as Trump goes forward with other trade attacks.
President Donald Trump speaks briefly to reporters after greeting Harley Davidson executives on the South Lawn of the White House, February 2, 2017

There’s one glaring problem with Trump’s newest attack on Harley-Davidson

President Donald Trump went after Harley-Davidson once again Tuesday for its decision to move some motorcycle production out of the US. The president, however, cited irrelevant data in his attack on the iconic motorcycle company.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and, French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 Summit

Trump has attacked Canada, Europe, and Mexico for their trade barriers — here’s how tariffs in every country measure up

President Donald Trump slams other countries for "taking advantage" of the US on trade, but most major allies have pretty similar trade barriers to America. The US had an average applied tariff of 3.5% in 2016, while Canada's was 4.2%, the European Union's was 5.1%, and Japan's was 4%.