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Outside voices: Did Trump’s tariffs plant the seeds for Biden’s ‘undoing?’

April 15, 2024 at 6:30 AM
The question, Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria asks, is whether tariffs imposed during the Trump administration and largely continued by its predecessor could cost President Biden re-election. His answer comes down to “when people are forced to bear the costs of higher prices, they tend to lash out at those in power. What an irony it would be if policies designed to keep populists at bay end up punishing mainstream politicians instead.” Between question and answer, Zakaria lays out the...

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