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Trump’s tariff tweet inflames Turkey's economic crisis

Clip: 08/10/2018 | 4m 10s

President Trump turned a simmering conflict with Turkey to a boil, tweeting that he would double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey was at economic war, as the country's currency tumbled as much as 20 percent to a record low. Already, U.S.-Turkey relations have been strained over an array of conflicts. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 08/10/18

Rating: NR

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