VideoCast: Trump Imposes Tariffs on Canada, Mexico, & European Allies

Donald Trump in between French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump (C) walks past French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Brussels, Belgium May 25, 2017 (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters0

Immediately after the Trump Administration announced that it is imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and European countries, I spoke with TRT World about the decision — another example of the chaotic, destabilizing approach of the Administration — and its economic and political impact:

We are in a unique American presidency. Beyond these economic and political measures, the entire world order that we have assumed was in place since 1945 is gone — and there’s no way of telling where we head next.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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