TRADE BARRIERS are anathema to a 21st Century otherwise unhampered market...a place where never can be found an able-bodied pauper. Unfettered commerce...insulated from bureaucratic hinder and hassle...such delivers peace and prosperity.
What if President Trump understands the dynamics of TRADE BARRIERS...and...is using the THREAT...perhaps...even a short-duration imposition of trade barriers...to get the attention of those nations* that have extensive TRADE BARRIERS to American goods and services? What if...off-camera...Big Don has promised to delete "grip and grab" as soon as they in turn do the same? Such tactic would be incredibly clever; and it's classic TRUMP.
*Indeed...THE PROPHET-Mohammed...told his followers they must never kill their banker or baker over choice of religion...permitting all winds to blow through Islam.