WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says “we’re not backing down” on his push to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum despite criticism from fellow Republicans.
The president says during an Oval Office meeting with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he doesn’t expect to have a trade war as a result of his push to crack down on a flood of steel imports.
The president spoke after a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said the speaker was “extremely worried” about the consequences of a trade war and urging the White House not to advance the plan.
Trump says the U.S. has had a “very bad deal” with Mexico under the NAFTA agreement but he says the tariffs “could be part of NAFTA.”
- Trump: ‘Not backing down’ on tariffs
- Republicans want Trump to back off his tariff proposal
- Trump planning emergency aid to farmers affected by tariffs
- Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers
- Trump to host Japan's Abe amid strain over N. Korea, tariffs
- US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports
- Harley, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas
- Growers talk tariffs, Farm Bill during Donnelly visit
- Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports
- More US corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes