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Trump says he's ready to go to total trade war with China

U.S. President criticizes Federal reserve for reinforcing dollar value with interest rate hikes

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Trump says he's ready to go to total trade war with China

US President Donald Trump has ensured this Friday that he is "ready" to bring trade confrontation with China to fullest, applying tariffs to all goods arriving from or side of Pacific. But at same time he admits that strength of dollar complicates winning battle. The leader ensures that Beijing manipulates its currency to alleviate restrictions, an accusation that extended to European Union. And in his frustration he also criticized Federal reserve, central Bank of United States, for creating an advantage for its competitor by raising interest rates.

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"I'm ready to go to 500," said Republican in an interview issued this Friday by CNBC financial chain. It refers to 505.5 billion deficit of dollars that president says his country has on balance of goods with China. "They take advantage of us," he lamented, "and I don't like that. For years I don't like it. " In conversation he also pointed out that value of yuan, Chinese currency, "falls like a rock." Then on Twitter, he said he manipulated his currency.

Devaluation of a currency allows a country to make its exports more competitive in international market. It is well known that Donald Trump is an atypical politician, for his style. But his two predecessors, Barack Obama and George Bush, resisted officially naming China as a currency-manipulating country. The affirmation, moreover, is unusual because White House tenant traditionally tends to take a distance from valuing policy of change.

"The dollar reinforces and reinforces every day that passes," he insists, "taking away our competitive advantage." By tradition, moreover, President always defends a strong dollar. Trump's complaint toward appreciation seen since March by Green ticket extended it to Federal reserve policy, anor land where White House used to enter to preserve institution's independence. In that same interview, and again in message on Twitter, it says that EU keeps interest rates low while U.S. raises m.

China, European Union and ors have been manipulating ir currencies and interest rates lower, while U.S. is raising rates while dollars gets stronger and stronger with each passing day-taking away our big competitive edge. As usual, not a level playing field...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2018

.... The United States should not be penalized because we are doing so well. Tightening now hurts all that we have done. The U.S. should be allowed to recapture what was lost due to illegal currency manipulation and BAD Trade deals. DEBT coming due we are raising rates-really?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2018

The reserve began to cost money in December 2015. Since n, seven consecutive increments of a quarter-point were chained in interest rates, which were in June in a band between 1.75% and 2%. The strategy of Jerome Powell, its president, is to continue gradually withdrawing monetary stimulus triggered in wake of financial crisis. For this year we see as possible two more increments.

"It damages everything we've done," he laments. The US economy, like Trump, is advancing solidly and its labor market is in full employment. "It was never too," he says. That forces Fed to keep stepping on spurs of stimulus by climbing rates to avoid overheating and reducing inflationary risks. Fiscal stimulus triggered by tax-lowering, deregulation, and rising public spending oblige also justify strategy of world's most powerful central bank.

And as President Trump admits, commercial litigation also contributes to giving hot air to dollar. The USA activated at beginning of month a tariff of 25% to products arrived from China in amount of 34 billion, which could be added in short anor 16 billion. The Office of Foreign Trade also has an additional list of goods valued at 200 billion for which it raises a 10% assessment and which could take effect in August.

Stagnation

The comments occur at a time when dialogue between two powers has stagnated for several weeks, in full escalation of litigation. Again Trump assured that he has a good relationship with Chinese leader, Xi Jinping. But Larry Kudlow, president's chief economic adviser, claims that China's president has no intention of ending practices that qualify as unfair. That's why he insists that y have no choice but to act.

Trump says he doesn't do this on a political issue, "I do it because I think it's right for our country," he adds. The president insists on interview that China is "making a fortune with America." It also cites or business partners with which it has a deficit, such as Japan, Mexico and European Union. The Allies are activating, for ir part, retaliatory measures aimed at where Republicans hurt most for upcoming legislation.

"He could have taken easy way," he commented in exchange with CNBC, while regretting that his predecessors had not been so hard. "I'm not just talking about Barack Obama," he said, "y never complained before." "The Chinese have been scamming us for too long," concluded Donald Trump, "I want m to do well but situation is very unfair." Wall Street, meanwhile, keeps calm and hopes that president's Retótico drum will not go any furr.

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