Donald Trump can leave Americans without shoes and fireworks

Published or Updated: May 24, 2019

The president's decision to raise import tariffs will affect the working class.

Sad American and happy Chinese

Trump’s tariffs could fizzle fireworks, an American tradition that’s 95 percent made in China

The escalating trade clash between the United States and China has sent thousands of U.S. companies scrambling to determine whether they could source goods from other countries to escape higher tariffs. But when President Trump threatened to tag large penalties on $300 billion in Chinese imports earlier this month, a sense of panic settled over the fireworks industry. It had nowhere else to go.

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