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Trump may have ‘a method to his madness’ by teasing a trade war — but it could still end in chaos

March 30, 2018

President Donald Trump fell into a familiar pattern during the month of March, announcing tough trade actions and eventually backing off the most damaging possibilities when allies raised concerns.

The moves have seemed to produce to produce some results:

  • South Korea agreed to renegotiate their main trade deal with the US.
  • China came to the table to talk about opening up their market to US businesses.
  • And Trump tweeted that other countries started trade talks with the administration.

“There may be a method to his madness,” Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, told Business Insider.

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