Trump’s executive order on tariffs

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Guests:  Heather Long, Edward Alden, Josh Bivens

President Trump signed an executive order imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports Thursday, a decision that’s been fiercely debated over recent weeks. It’s led to the resignation of his chief advisor Gary Cohn, roiled the markets, and may lead to a trade war. So what effect will a 25% tax on steel imports and a 10% tax on aluminum have on the economy? This hour, we’ll debate the potential impact of tariffs and look more closely at Trump’s trade policy. Marty’s guests are HEATHER LONG, economics correspondent for The Washington Post, JOSH BIVENS, director of research at the Economic Policy Institute, and EDWARD ALDEN, senior fellow at the council on Foreign Relations and author of Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy.

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