Trump's trade war on China was a failure in every possible way

The trade war was billed as a plan to bring China to its knees by choking off the all-important American market with 25% tariffs on many imports that would rein in the US trade deficit, boost American exports and slow China's rise as a global superpower. What really happened: "The trade war with China hurt the US economy and failed to achieve major policy goals," a recent study commissioned by the US-China Business Council argues, finding that the trade war reduced economic growth and cost the US 245,000 jobs.