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Trump’s Republican Base Is Wary of India

Core Trump supporters view trade deals as benefiting other countries at the expense of the United States.

  • Pratik Chougule
  • The National Interest

The U.S. decision to remove India from the Generalized System of Preferences program last month, citing its lack of “equitable and reasonable” market access, was the toughest action of the Trump presidency against the country.

It may also be a sign that a decade of growing U.S.-India partnership is entering a new normal with lingering economic and trade disputes taking center stage.

Stronger measures against India by Congress and the president are indicative of a broader anxiety in the Republican Party that views India as a…

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