“Trade still lingers as an issue for Trump, too. The victory he hoped to herald with ‘phase one’ of his trade deal could unravel in the response to the coronavirus, dealing another blow to a weak farm economy. As Ely Ratner, a former senior adviser to Biden described Trump’s dilemma to Intelligencer, ‘On the one hand, he’s sitting on this totally empty trade deal, but on the other hand, it’s the only thing he can talk about as a concrete agreement.’ Further, there is the potential for a foreign-policy crisis to inject itself into the campaign as China cracks down further on Hong Kong, although polling shows that to be the aspect of the U.S.-China relationship that Americans are least concerned with…”

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