Trump pressured Mnuchin to name China a currency manipulator
Trump increasingly dictatorial
The Washington Post reports that Trump "exerted immense pressure" on Mnuchin to name China a currency manipulator.
One of the people with knowledge of Trump's pressure on Mnuchin said the White House wanted China labeled as a currency manipulator so that it prod Chinese officials back to the negotiating table. This has proven unsuccessful so far. Instead, it has inflamed tensions between the two countries.
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