Peter Navarro: the economist shaping Trump's economic thinking - 2018-03-11

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F345.png Peter Navarro: the economist shaping Trump's economic thinking March 11, 2018, Edward Helmore, The Guardian

Donald Trump's threatened trade tariffs have claimed many victims: international trade, domestic steel consumers and Trump's dissenting economic adviser Gary Cohn. But so far there has been one big winner – Peter Navarro, director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.

Navarro was a key architect of Trump's "America First" policy of economic nationalism and a tireless critic of China's economic policies – one of his books is decorated with a map of America being stabbed in the heart with a knife marked Made in China.

Although he has agitated for aggressively protectionist trade policy since joining the Trump campaign in 2016, the tariffs are his first key victory.

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