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North Korea Crisis: Trump Threatens to Stop U.S. Trade with China

Posted September 05, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Alexander Smith – NBC News)

President Donald Trump just suggested a policy that would strip consumer goods from the shelves of American stores, jeopardize hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs and spark a meltdown across the global economy, according to experts.

Following North Korea’s suspected sixth nuclear test, Trump tweeted Sunday that he was considering stopping all trade with any country doing business with the secretive regime.

This would be a drastic measure of unprecedented proportions — so much so that many analysts dismissed it as hollow hyperbole. But what if we took Trump at his word and assumed he was genuinely considering following through on this threat? Click here to read more.

Related: Trump Can’t Stop Trade With North Korea; But He Does Have Options (NYT)