The Trade Deficit Sure Has Exploded Under Donald Trump

I don’t have any special reason to post this chart today. It’s just a reminder that since President Deals took office, the US trade deficit has increased by about a quarter compared to the last couple of years of the Obama administration. As I recall, this is a metric that Trump loudly said we should judge him on.

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