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March 6, 2018

Trump says he won't back down on tariffs

  • The tariffs will be made official in the next two weeks, White House officials said Monday.
  • By KEN THOMAS and ZEKE MILLER
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump insisted Monday that he's “not backing down” on his plan to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum despite anxious warnings from House Speaker Paul Ryan and other congressional Republicans of a possible trade war.



    'China wins when we fight with Europe. China wins when the American consumer has higher prices because of tariffs that don’t affect Chinese behavior.'

    --Sen. Lindsey Graham,

    Republican South Carolina



     
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