Planes, plastics and wine: Trump’s trade war could hit Democrats where it hurts

Apr 10, 2018

(WP) - Chinese tariffs could threaten business in thousands of U.S. counties that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, shrinking sales for soybean farmers and pork producers. But 15 of the 20 counties with the most jobs at risk supported Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to a new analysis from the Brookings Institution.

Blue states such as Washington and California, cradles of aerospace and wine production, stand to lose access to one of the world’s fastest-growing markets if the trade war between the United States and China escalates, said economist Mark Muro, who co-authored the report.

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