Jose Mata grinds a steel pipe at the Borusan Mannesmann plant in Baytown, Texas, Monday, April 23, 2018. President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home. Without a waiver, Borusan Mannesmann Pipe may face tariffs of $25 million to $30 million annually if it imports steel tubing and casing from its parent company in Turkey, according to information the company provided to The Associated Press.
Photo: AP Photo/Loren Elliott
Photo: AP Photo/Loren Elliott

The left says Trump is fumbling its most important relationship

A roundup of editorials on the left.  
1. America Is Fumbling Its Most Important Relationship

From The Atlantic: “Handled wrong, it holds peril for everyone, in realms ranging from an accelerated arms race in Asia to hastened environmental disaster for the world as a whole.”

2. Georgia Sharpens Democrats’ Debate About How to Win

From Bloomberg: “The takeaway is that a general election strategy doesn't matter much unless the candidate wins the primary.”

3. Democrats need an audacious child-care plan

From The Week: “What the government should do instead is just cut a no-strings-attached check to every family with a child. It's called a universal child allowance.”

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