Letters to the Editor

Trump trade policy insane

There can no longer be any doubt. What President Donald Trump is doing can only be described as madness. He is slapping tariffs on imported goods from our best trading partners and basically repudiating most existing trade agreements.

Our continued membership in the World Trade Organization under such conditions is dubious at best. China is the titular head of the Trans Pacific Partnership and is filling the power vacuum all over the world where we are pulling out. Trump is cozying up to North Korea and Russia, who are playing him for the fool he is.

What we are seeing is the fast and purposeful withdrawal of the United States from a leadership role in the world. The big questions are why is he doing this and why is Congress allowing it to happen?

Jim Porter