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By Bob Franken
Syndicate Columnist 

S&T Fetishist


June 13, 2019

As he exercises his Putin-given right as president to lay waste to the United States, it turns out that Donald Trump can really draw from only a very few weapons in his quiver as he causes all the traditional allies to quiver. When all else fails, he pulls out his favorite economy-piercing arrow: the tariff.

Got a problem with immigration? Shoot an escalating tariff at all things Mexico. Never mind that Mexico is the United States' third-largest trading partner, after Canada and China, where he has also aimed the tariff arrows.

In the case of Mexico, because of the North American free tra...

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