Trump set to sign tariffs order amid Republican dissent

Trump set to sign tariffs order amid Republican dissent

Trump set to sign tariffs order amid Republican dissent

The competing economic instincts that are dividing Trump from the rest of his Republican Party were on full display Thursday.

The president did not say whether he will sign tariffs on steel and aluminum imports at the meeting. Cohn has fought tariff plans for months, combating administration officials such as trade adviser Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross who think the US must do more to protect its economy from predatory policies of foreign countries, particularly China.

"We just want fairness". But those exemptions weren't enough to placate congressional Republicans who have traditionally opposed protectionist action on trade. Trade is now the issue that has driven the most distance between Ryan and the president he reluctantly endorsed during the campaign.

More than 100 House Republicans wrote Trump on Wednesday, asking him to reconsider "the idea of broad tariffs to avoid unintended negative consequences" to the US economy and workers.

President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum on Thursday.

President Trump will meet with White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn and top company executives to discuss the aluminum and steel tariffs later this week. Trump was still hearing last-minute pleas from opponents of the tariff plan, and White House officials said they couldn't predict how the day would shake out. The prices of a host of products made from steel and aluminum are expected to rise, and several countries have already threatened to impose their own tariffs on US goods in retaliation.

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Meanwhile, morale has plummeted as special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation appears to be heating up. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said there was concern Trump's plan could lead to such disruptive turmoil.

During a press briefing Tuesday Ryan voiced skepticism about President Trump's newly proposed tariffs. "Our factories were left to rot and to rust all over the place", Trump said.

Trump also suggested Australia and "other countries" might be spared.

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All 435 seats in the House will be on ballots. The party's odds of gaining a majority in the Senate, where the GOP holds a one-vote majority, are steeper because Democrats hold most of the seats up for election this year. On Monday, the U.S. Court of International Trade, which hears cases involving trade and customs law, dismissed a challenge by a group of Canadian solar panel manufacturers that sought to block a 30 percent Trump tariff on imported solar cells.

"Unless the president reverses course, it will be American consumers, workers and families who will lose", Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said. Jeff Flake has threatened to introduce legislation to nullify the President's tariffs if they are anything like what Donald Trump is predicting. He said he plans legislation that would nullify them.

The people briefed on the plans said all countries affected by the tariffs would be invited to negotiate with the Trump administration to be exempted from the tariffs if they can address the threat their exports pose to USA manufacturers.

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