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Politics And The Trade War

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Politics And The Trade War

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Soon after coming into office, President Trump rolled out a series of tariffs that targeted China, the EU, and other countries. And some of these countries retaliated with their own tariffs on American goods.

In 2018, the Democrats flipped 40 seats in the House of Representatives that were previously held by Republicans. Did this tit-for-tat trade war affect the midterm elections?

Chad Bown from the Peterson Institute joins us to discuss the results from his latest paper on whether President Trump's contentious trade policies affected voter behavior last year.

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