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U.S. President Donald Trump likes to model himself, whenever it’s convenient, on another Republican president – the revered Ronald Reagan. Both are/were screen stars turned politicians. Both have/had a popularity with the masses that the intellectual class find/found hard to fathom. And both have/had big problems with the undervalued currencies of their foreign competitors that, they argued, were unfairly harming U.S. exporters.

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