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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:57 PM

A winning -- yet ignored -- issue for Democrats: China

By David Ignatius

The Washington Post

LA JOLLA, Calif. — One of the weirdest aspects of this year’s Democratic presidential campaign is that foreign policy, potentially one of President Trump’s most vulnerable issues, has been nearly absent from the debate.

Trump is steering the country into a foolish trade war with China that has spooked the stock market, frightened farmers and fueled uncertainty among investors at home and abroad. Without any significant pushback from Democrats, his tariff-driven “America First” agenda is pushing us toward what could be a decades-long cycle of global retreat and economic decline.

Even Trump seems worried about his tariff zealotry, moving Tuesday to delay the latest round from September to December.

China appears to be a strategy-free zone for Trump, but so is most of the rest of the world: His North Korea policy, at bottom, is an often-fawning pursuit of a nuclear-armed dictator; his Iran policy is an undeclared economic war that he hopes won’t have kinetic consequences; his key Middle East alliance is the no-questions-asked embrace of a Saudi crown prince who has been jilted even by the neighboring United Arab Emirates; he treats traditional allies like Germany and France as disposable tissue paper.


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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:34 PM

1. One word: PNTR

China must be handled carefully if it's used as a campaign issue.

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