WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s thin grasp of trade, science policy

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s thin grasp of trade, science policy

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump floated the idea this past week of using tariffs to make America rich, as if these taxes are a pipeline of cash from Asia, which they’re not.

He displayed a slippery grasp of science as well as trade policy as he set about trying to discredit his White House report on climate change. And his description of a manufacturing revival, as if created by a wave of his “magic wand,” was a sleight of hand.

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