The promise to take on China’s unfair trading practices has been a cornerstone of Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign. Two years into his presidency, Trump has unleashed a trade war with China that has brought him both praise and criticism. New York Times columnist and fierce Trump critic Thomas L. Friedman agrees with the president that the United States must revamp its trade relationship with China. In his op-ed, Friedman explains why more is at stake than just trade deficits and soy beans.
About the Author
Thomas L. Friedman is the best-selling author of The World Is Flat and The Lexus and the Olive Tree, among other titles. He’s also an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.