|2016.08.05||Trump names 13 Wall Street and Real Estate Titans as Economic Advisers. npr.org (See also 2016 Campaign, Economy)|
Fails to name any actual economists.
|2017.01.16||This is the full transcript of Donald Trump’s interview with Michael Gove and Kai Diekmann, former chief editor of the German newspaper Bild. thetimes.co.uk (See also First 100 Days, Germany, United Kingdom, Syria, Afghanistan, ISIS, Russia, NATO, Iran, Israel, Ireland, European Union, Mexico, China, Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslim Registry)|
|2017.01.25||This is a transcript of ABC News anchor David Muir’s interview with President Trump. abcnews.go.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall, NAFTA, Jeff Sessions, John Kelly, DACA, Voter Fraud, James Mattis, Mike Pompeo, Iraq, Infrastructure, Affordable Care Act, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
This is a transcript of ABC News anchor David Muir’s interview with President Trump on Jan. 25, 2017.
|2017.01.26||Trump calls for 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for border wall following Mexican president cancelling summit. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico, Mexico Wall, NAFTA)|
Reince Priebus later called Trump's 20% tax one of a "buffet of options." Daniel Ikenson, director of the Herbert A Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, said the suggestion had put the US in “dangerous waters”.
|2017.01.30||Trump’s hard-line actions have an intellectual godfather: Jeff Sessions washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice, Nationalism, Immigration, Jared Kushner, Rick Dearborn)|
"Bannon described Sessions as “the clearinghouse for policy and philosophy” in Trump’s administration, saying he and the senator are at the center of Trump’s “pro-America movement” and the global nationalist phenomenon."
|2017.02.06||Trump voters will be hit the hardest by his promises on dismantling the Affordable Care Act and embarks on trade wars with Mexico and China. nbcnews.com (See also First 100 Days, Affordable Care Act)|
|2017.02.18||Trump's rhetoric about a trade war with Mexico triggers a slide in cattle futures making Texas cattle ranchers the first casualties of Trump's trade wars. dallasnews.com (See also Mexico)|
|2017.03.05||Trump reverses pledge to use U.S. Steel for Keystone Pipeline instead deciding to buy the steel from a Russian Billionaire Oligarch with close ties to Putin. huffingtonpost.com (See also Russia, First 100 Days, Keystone XL Pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline, Conflicts of Interest, Promises vs Actions)|
|2017.03.08||Mexico cancels sugar export permits to U.S. in trade dispute. reuters.com (See also Mexico, First 100 Days)|
Mexico has canceled existing sugar export permits to the United States in a dispute over the pace of shipments, according to a letter seen by Reuters, in a flare-up industry sources said could temporarily disrupt supplies.
|2017.03.15||China’s Premier makes statement to Trump, "We don’t want a trade war, but if there is one, you’d lose." washingtonpost.com (See also China, First 100 Days)|
Premier Li Keqiang feels optimistic about China-U.S. relations, despite bumps in the road.
|2017.03.15||China’s premier tells the United States: We don’t want a trade war with you, but if one breaks out, your companies would bear the brunt. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, China)|
|2017.10.17||White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to Donald Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads to an increase in abortion, spousal abuse, divorce and infertility. washingtonpost.com (See also False Statements, NAFTA)|
|2018.03.08||Donald Trump imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum but offered relief to some U.S. allies, and opened the door for other countries to "negotiate" for exemptions. washingtonpost.com (See also Economy, NAFTA, Foreign Policy)|
|2018.03.15||Donald Trump boasted in a fundraising speech that he made up information in a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, that the United States runs a trade deficit with its neighbor to the north without knowing whether that was true. washingtonpost.com (See also False Statements, NAFTA, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2018.03.19||Donald Trump is preparing to impose a package of $60 billion in annual tariffs against Chinese products, following through on a longtime threat that he says will punish China for intellectual property theft and create more U.S. jobs. washingtonpost.com (See also China)|
|2018.04.12||Donald Trump ordered top administration officials Thursday to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the sprawling trade pact he rejected three days after taking office. washingtonpost.com (See also Reversals, Trans-Pacific Partnership)|
|2018.04.17||Donald Trump’s trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, is spending nearly $1 million on new furniture — and blaming the Obama administration, despite that it is a significant increase compared to the last two trade representatives. nypost.com (See also Corruption)|
|2018.05.20||The Trump administration has suspended its plan to impose sweeping tariffs on China as it presses forward with trade talks, a gesture that will temporarily ease tensions between the two nations but rapidly increase pressure on Donald Trump to secure the type of tough deal that he has long said is necessary to protect American workers. nytimes.com (See also Economy, China, Steven Mnuchin, Department of the Treasury)|
|2018.05.31||Donald Trump will level steel and aluminum tariffs on three of the US’s closest trading partners at midnight Thursday, overruling his own party and stoking fears of a trade war. buzzfeed.com (See also Economy, Mexico, NAFTA)|
American consumers will almost certainly be hit with higher prices due to the tariffs, and a slew of major industries are warning of tens of thousands of job losses in the US due to increased costs and retaliation from trading partners.
|2018.06.01||Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he offered to go to Washington this week to complete talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade agreement but that Vice President Mike Pence called and told him a meeting with the U.S. president would only happen if Trudeau agreed to put a five-year sunset clause into the deal. tampabay.com (See also NAFTA, Mike Pence)|
Trudeau said he refused to go because of the "totally unacceptable" precondition. He made the comment while outlining Canada's response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
|2018.06.01||The European Union is pressing ahead with countermeasures in response to what it said was Donald Trump’s “pure protectionist” and “illegal” decision to impose trade tariffs on steel and aluminium. theguardian.com (See also Foreign Policy, Economy)|
|2018.06.04||A call about trade and migration between US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron soured last week after Macron candidly criticized Trump's policies. cnn.com (See also Foreign Policy)|
|2018.06.05||Mexico hit back at the United States, imposing tariffs on around $3 billion worth of American pork, steel, cheese and other goods in response to the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum levies, further straining relations between the two countries as they struggle to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement. nytimes.com (See also NAFTA, Mexico)|
|2018.06.06||Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, including one moment during the conversation in which Trump made an erroneous historical reference, with Trump asking Trudeau, "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" referring to the War of 1812. edition.cnn.com (See also Administration Errors, NAFTA, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2018.06.06||Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs. reuters.com (See also Economy, Jobs)|
|2018.06.07||A White House economic analysis of Donald Trump’s trade agenda has concluded that Mr. Trump’s tariffs will hurt economic growth in the United States. nytimes.com (See also Economy)|
|2018.06.09||Donald Trump said that he had instructed U.S. officials to withdraw support for a joint statement with other members of the G7 nations he had backed just hours earlier, saying the United States would not join after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly criticized Trump’s trade policy. washingtonpost.com (See also Reversals, Mexico, Russia)|
Trump did not specify which of Trudeau's statements he considered false.
|2018.06.15||Despite Donald Trump's warning not to retaliate to the administration's new tariffs on Chinese goods, China's Commerce Ministry announced that the country will be implementing their own tariffs "of the same scale and the same strength" on U.S. imports in response to announcement. axios.com (See also China)|
This is increasingly looking like a trade war
|2018.07.05||A trade war between the world’s two largest economies officially began as the Trump administration followed through with its threat to impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products, a significant escalation of a fight that could hurt companies and consumers in both the United States and China. nytimes.com (See also China)|
|2018.07.09||Donald Trump enacted tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, affecting hundreds of products from boats to medical devices and auto parts, but the clothing industry was mostly spared from the tariffs, meaning Ivanka Trump’s foreign-made products for her fashion line will be unaffected. huffingtonpost.com (See also Nepotism, Conflicts of Interest, Trump Business, China, Ivanka Trump)|
|2018.07.10||WASHINGTON — The Trump administration escalated its trade dispute with China on Tuesday, saying it would impose tariffs on roughly $200 billion worth of Chinese fish, petroleum, chemicals, handbags, textiles and other products if Beijing does not change its trade practices. The threat comes just days after President Trump imposed levies on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, including robotics, airplane parts and ball bearings. Mr. Trump has said he is prepared to tax as much as $450 billion worth of Chinese products. On Tuesday, his administration detailed the next list of products... nytimes.com (See also China)|
|2018.07.11||Donald Trump accused fellow NATO ally Germany of being beholden to Russia because it buys energy from Moscow, in pointed remarks ahead of a summit of the military alliance in Brussels, saying "Germany is totally controlled by Russia." cnn.com (See also Russia, Hypocrisy)|
|2018.07.11||The U.S. Senate made a minor effort to push back against Donald Trump’s trade policies by backing a non-binding motion to give Congress a role in his decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons. reuters.com (See also China, Foreign Policy)|
|2018.07.15||Coming off a contentious NATO summit and a trip to the U.K. in which he seemed to undercut the government of America's closest ally, Donald Trump took aim at another Western institution just days before his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying "I think the European Union is a foe," of America. cbsnews.com (See also Russia, Foreign Policy)|
|2018.07.16||Germany’s foreign minister said Europe could not rely on Donald Trump and needed to close ranks after the U.S. president called the European Union a “foe” with regard to trade. reuters.com (See also Foreign Policy)|
|2018.08.27||Donald Trump said that the United States and Mexico had reached an accord to revise key portions of the North American Free Trade Agreement and would finalize it within days, suggesting he was ready to jettison Canada from the trilateral trade pact if the country did not get on board quickly. nytimes.com (See also Mexico, NAFTA, Canada)|
|2018.09.17||Donald Trump escalated his trade war with Beijing saying the United States would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods and was prepared to tax all imports. nytimes.com (See also Economy, China)|
The president said the tariffs, which will hit everyday consumer products, will go into effect on Sept. 24.
|2018.09.26||Steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have cost Ford Motor Co about $1 billion in profits, its chief executive officer said, while Honda Motor Co. said higher steel prices have brought “hundreds of millions of dollars” in new costs. reuters.com (See also China, Economy)|
|2018.09.30||The United States and Canada reached a last-minute deal to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement, overcoming deep divisions to keep the 25-year-old trilateral pact intact. nytimes.com (See also NAFTA)|