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We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.

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Business Insider asked each Democratic presidential hopeful how they would approach the trade war with China, which has become one of the most important economic issues in the country.But many of the campaigns demurred, underscoring the awkward spot Trump has put the party in. Democrats have historically favored far tougher trade policies than Republicans, but Trump has reshaped that playbook.Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly said the US could be mired in a bitter trade war with China until after the elections in November 2020. But even as tit-for-tat tariffs roil the American economy, plans to address the dispute remain elusive among other presidential candidates. 

Democrats have historically favored far tougher trade policies than Republicans, arguing that they're necessary to protect American workers from the downsides of globalization. In 2018, Trump reshaped that playbook as he levied sweeping tariffs in a bid to address Chinese trade practices seen as unfair.

Business Insider asked each Democrat how they would approach what has become one of the most important economic issues in the country. But many of the campaigns demurred, underscoring the awkward spot Trump has put the party in. 

See the full responses below, listed in alphabetical order by last name.

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We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.

Business Insider asked each Democratic...

We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.

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We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.

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Business Insider asked each Democratic presidential hopeful how they would approach the trade war with China, which has become one of the most important economic issues in the country. But many of the campaigns demurred, underscoring the awkward spot Trump has put the party in.  Democrats have historically favored far tougher trade policies than Republicans, but Trump has reshaped that playbook. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump has repeatedly said the US could be mired in a bitter trade war with China until after the elections in November 2020. But even as tit-for-tat tariffs roil the American economy, plans to address the dispute remain elusive among other presidential candidates.  Democrats have historically favored far tougher trade policies than Republicans, arguing that they're necessary to protect American workers from the downsides of globalization. In 2018, Trump reshaped that playbook as he levied sweeping tariffs in a bid to address Chinese trade practices seen as unfair. Business Insider asked each Democrat how they would approach what has become one of the most important economic issues in the country. But many of the campaigns demurred, underscoring the awkward spot Trump has put the party in.  See the full responses below, listed in alphabetical order by last name.

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We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.

Business Insider asked each Democratic...

We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.

Features,Economy,Trade,Democrats,2020 Campaign,Tariffs,China,Policy

We asked every 2020 Democrat how they would approach a trade war that has shaken the global economy. Only a handful of them had a plan.

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Business Insider asked each Democratic presidential hopeful how they would approach the trade war with China, which has become one of the most important economic issues in the country. But many of the campaigns demurred, underscoring the awkward spot Trump has put the party in.  Democrats have historically favored far tougher trade policies than Republicans, but Trump has reshaped that playbook. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump has repeatedly said the US could be mired in a bitter trade war with China until after the elections in November 2020. But even as tit-for-tat tariffs roil the American economy, plans to address the dispute remain elusive among other presidential candidates.  Democrats have historically favored far tougher trade policies than Republicans, arguing that they're necessary to protect American workers from the downsides of globalization. In 2018, Trump reshaped that playbook as he levied sweeping tariffs in a bid to address Chinese trade practices seen as unfair. Business Insider asked each Democrat how they would approach what has become one of the most important economic issues in the country. But many of the campaigns demurred, underscoring the awkward spot Trump has put the party in.  See the full responses below, listed in alphabetical order by last name.

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