Washington Post

White House opens new fronts in trade war, targeting Brazil, Argentina, and France

President Trump commented Dec. 2 on recently reimposed steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina. Foto: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump revved up his global trade war on two fronts Monday, announcing tariffs on industrial metals from Brazil and Argentina while eyeing tariffs of up to 100 percent on dozens of popular French products.

The administration said the moves were necessary because U.S. trading partners were acting unfairly to disadvantage both the country's traditional economic pillars as well as its best hopes for future prosperity...

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