Less boom, more bust? Economic fears threaten Trump’s 2020 message

Stock market dips and tariff uncertainty have the president anxious about the possibility of a recession on his watch

Donald Trump has made the US economy a centerpiece of his re-election campaign, relishing reports of steady job growth and low rates of unemployment.

But now, concerns of an economic downturn, buoyed by the president’s escalating trade wars, have threatened to undermine the core of his case for a second term in the White House.

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