This might seem like nothing more than a snooze-worthy debate over semantics or economic theory or government P.R. strategies. But it matters a lot.
"Tariffs are taxes on Americans—and we talk as if that's not the case; we forget that Americans are paying them," says Pete Buttigieg. That shouldn't be noteworthy, but unfortunately it is.
As messy as things are, they could get uglier still.
Trump isn't putting any tariffs on imported cars right now, but the White House has released a report that effectively allows the president to do that any time he chooses.
Trump's strategy was never going to be a winning one.
While Trump prepares another round of aid payments for farmers, Marco Rubio is pushing for tariffs on Mexican fruits and vegetables that will send prices soaring.
The most likely end result of Trump's literal Buy American policy: lots of American farm goods rotting in federal warehouses
If the United States had pursued a different strategy from the outset of the Trump administration, it might now be in a position to counter China's hardball tactics.
Is Trump using tariffs as a negotiating tactic? That's the most generous reading of his trade policy, but it's unsupported by the facts.
Is the president the only person left in America who doesn't understand that Americans are paying for his tariffs?
After overpromising the benefits and underestimating the costs, reality is starting to puncture the White House's messaging on trade.
A new report finds the tariffs raised $82 million for the U.S. Treasury but ended up increasing costs for consumers by about $1.2 billion.
That should be enough to end this silly debate. But what the president says and what the president does are not always the same.
"Bilateral tariffs result in lower GDP, employment, investment, and trade for the U.S.," a new report concludes.
That's just fine, unless you happen to be a president who promised to reduce it.
New study shows U.S. consumers pay every dollar of the tariffs, which have also damaged supply chains and the availability of goods.
Any deal will be better than the current mess, which is largely of Trump's own making.
Trump's tariffs keep harming American businesses and consumers.
Trump could destroy American jobs and America's relationship with Germany at the same time.
American cars with foreign parts will suffer too.
Steel manufacturers spent $12.2 million lobbying the federal government in 2018, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the previous year.
There are dueling bills in front of Congress, both backed by Republicans. One would expand Trump's tariff authority, while the other would check it.
A bipartisan, bicameral proposal would stop Trump from using the tired "national security" excuse to justify his protectionist trade policies.
Because of tariffs, Ford hourly employees will lose out on $750 they would have otherwise received.
Dow Jones skyrockets on news that Steve Mnuchin is leading behind-the-scenes effort to reduce tariffs on China.
And it's not a record low. That's fine, but it's not what the president said would happen.
Regardless of the president's Twitter bravado, this year has provided a painful lesson in how tariffs grow government and hurt the economy.
The Trump administration's response to a lawsuit challenging steel tariffs is a deeply un-conservative argument for greater executive power.
New study argues the tariffs have boosted employment, but doesn't examine the costs of President Donald Trump's protectionism.
They are also sapping economic growth, reducing wages, and lowering employment. Winning!
Tuesday's tweets demonstrate that Trump still doesn't understand that Americans, not foreigners, are paying his tariffs.
Saturday's deal seems to be a strategic retreat by the Trump administration.
Political finger-wags at the boardroom is a good sign that the lowly taxpayer is about to take it in the shorts.
Trump's rally promises won't happen because of Trump's trade policies
The Dow Jones has lost 500 points since President Donald Trump launched his trade war.
White House advisors are worried that "he could get impatient one day and force their hand like he did with the steel and aluminum tariffs."
Warren is criticizing a fundamentally unfair process, but only because she wants the outcomes to be slightly different.
The specter of mercantilism rises from the dead!
Trump suggests the tariffs are a fiction invented by CEOs, using the president as a scapegoat. But maybe he has a point?
Ford expects to lose $1 billion due to higher steel prices, while Caterpillar's stock dropped sharply this week after it said tariffs cost it $40 million.