Washington Post

Trump has officially put more tariffs on US allies than on China

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are seen here at the White House in October 2017. Trump is hitting the E.U., Canada and Mexico with a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum starting Friday. Foto: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

President Donald Trump campaigned on going hard after China for ripping off the United States on trade. Yet a year and a half into his presidency, Trump has put more tariffs on longtime U.S. allies than he has on China, his supposed "bad guy" on trade. The Trump administration announced new tariffs Thursday on the European Union, Canada and Mexico.

Almost all of the reaction has been negative. Many are calling it a political and economic mistake...

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