Apparently, the thing that keeps Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators awake at night is that Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum could “metastasize” into a trade war.
McConnell told reporters Tuesday, “There is a lot of concern among Republican senators that this could sort of metastasize into sort of a larger trade war, and many of our members are discussing with the administration just how broad, how sweeping this might be.”
Speaker Ryan also weighed in on the side of those Republican lawmakers expressing concern over Trump’s tariffs. His press secretary, AshLee Strong, said in a statement, “We are extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war and are urging the White House to not advance with this plan. The new tax reform law has boosted the economy and we certainly don’t want to jeopardize those gains.”