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Broken promises adorn Trump’s latest China tariff tirade

President Trump will meet on Friday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Argentina to discuss the potential 10% import tariffs on Apple products and other devices manufactured in China. Despite proclamations that consumers would “very easily” withstand such price hikes, the threat is another wild shot in the foot by Trump, who is running low on toes to stand on as far as the technology industry is concerned. It’s another futile attempt to force the factories of Apple, among other hardware manufacturers, onto US soil, just five months after President Trump promised Tim Cook that iPhones would be immune from his Chinese tariffs. “What I’d advise is for them to build factories in the United States…

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