The trade war between the U.S. and China – which has threatened global growth – was a result of "economic illiteracy" on the part of President Donald Trump, according to an economics professor at Columbia University.
CNBC contacted the White House outside US business hours requesting a comment on what Sachs said, but has yet to hear back.
Sachs is not the only one who has challenged Trump's aim to reduce the US-China trade imbalance. T he adequately reveal who's winning or losing in a relationship.
However, others have said that Trump isn't wrong with China for its unfair trade practices. hand about their technological know-how in exchange for access to its massive domestic market.