From Business Insider:
Republicans and conservative groups have begun targeting with scorched-earth potency President Donald Trump’s decision to introduce new tariffs, arguing the move will be a disaster for the US economy and American workers in a dramatic split from their own party’s leader.
“Kooky 18th century protectionism will jack up prices on American families — and will prompt retaliation from other countries,” GOP Sen. Ben Sasse said Friday. “Make no mistake: If the President goes through with this, it will kill American jobs — that’s what every trade war ultimately does. So much losing.”
Trump announced Thursday that the US will soon impose new tariffs, which act as a tax on imports, of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. Trump’s trade advisers, like Peter Navarro, the director of the White House trade council, have said there will be no exemptions for certain countries.
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