President Trump touted his tough trade polices Tuesday, calling tariffs “the greatest,” after announcing that countries caught up in tense trade relations with the U.S. would visit to negotiate.
Mr. Trump didn’t specifically by name which countries will come to the White House or when they’re set to arrive.
The president has recently been tough on the European Union, China, Canada and Mexico over trade, accusing each of taking advantage of the U.S. old trade deals.
Those four, as well as Turkey, were slapped with disputes at the World Trade Organization by the U.S.
Countries that have treated us unfairly on trade for years are all coming to Washington to negotiate. This should have taken place many years ago but,— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2018
as the saying goes, better late than never!
While promoting the international negations, Mr. Trump praised his hard-line trade strategy, saying slapping tariffs if the U.S. is treated unfairly is “simple.”
Tariffs are the greatest! Either a country which has treated the United States unfairly on Trade negotiates a fair deal, or it gets hit with Tariffs. It’s as simple as that - and everybody’s talking! Remember, we are the “piggy bank” that’s being robbed. All will be Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2018
Mr. Trump’s stance is in direct opposition to bipartisan criticism toward his tariff policies.
The Senate passed a nonbinding resolution on July 11 to strengthen Congress’ role in the tariffs. One week later, autoworkers, foreign ambassadors, and lawmakers spoke out against new potential tariffs against imported cars and auto parts.
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