Many right leaning citizens all over the world are willfully rejecting the reality that is the current global pandemic. This is no accident and people are being manipulated.
Just like the economic policy of Herbert Hoover, Trump’s “America First” economic policy was all about using tariffs to encourage domestic production of goods. Trump hoped that reducing the trade deficit, which is when a nations imports more goods than it exports would bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. For quite a while now, the United States has faced an increasing trade deficit and this is bad for workers because it pushes wages down.