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Good/Bad Trade War Political analysts correctly note how the Trump trade war has “scrambled” the politics in both major political parties. Politicians do not like to be wrong, and so the most common refrain is that Mr. Trump could have used a different course to address China’s wrongful behavior. Furthermore, now that he has started a war, the best thing he could do is to “quickly negotiate the best deal possible.” The White House knows that anything but the most irrefutable good deal with China will be used against him in the 2020 campaign. Beijing’s recalcitrance only plays into Mr. Trump’s hardline approach. American farmers will continue to be the collateral damage in a trade war that is long-t...

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