Trump the trade critic offers outstretched hand

Washington • What happened to Donald Trump the “America First” trade warrior? This week, Trump abandoned a campaign vow to label China a currency manipulator. Two weeks ago, his administration proposed a mild rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he’d previously branded a job-killing “disaster.” And his threat to slap harsh tariffs on Chinese goods has given way to a bid to mend fences with Beijing. This hardly resembles the candidate Trump who sold himself as a pugnacious ou...

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