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Tensions between two top Donald Trump economic advisers spilled over during a recent trip to China earlier this month, resulting in what was described by administration officials as a “screaming match.”

The confrontation, which took place between Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Peter Navarro, came during a deeply important stretch of trade negotiations for this White House. And it underscored the deep divisions that have developed within the the president’s economic team over a key pillar of the president’s agenda.

Navarro, a hardliner on trade, and Mnuchin, representative of the free-trader camp, have been at loggerheads for weeks over trade negotiations with China. That animus has grown deeper as its become clearer that the White House’s strongest protectionist voices are losing the internal argument.

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Author: By Lachlan Markay asawin.suebsaeng@thedailybeast.com (Asawin Suebsaeng)