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US Midwestern states hit hard by Trump’s China trade war

Despite a surging US economy, Midwestern states key to president’s 2016 election victory are lagging behind the rest of the nation.

Despite a surging US economy, Midwestern states that were key to President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory are lagging behind the rest of the nation.

Trump made increasing jobs in those communities a priority in his 2016 campaign.

But the president’s trade war with China is among challenges hitting the Midwest hard.

Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Chicago.