The boss met with a bipartisan organisation of lawmakers on trade matters, in sold on steel and aluminum transfer cases. During the meeting, he reiterated complaints he’s done in the past about trade imbalances with Asian countries like China, Japan and Korea.
We done a much better solar panel, but we couldn’t compete, the boss said. “We have rebuilt China with the income they’ve taken out of the United States,” he went on to say, referring to the U.S. as China’s “piggy bank.” He pronounced that other countries are “dumping and destroying the industries,” and “we can’t let that happen.”
Mr. Trump told the lawmakers benefaction that he’s deliberation commanding tariffs or quotas.
“I wish to keep prices down but we also wish to make certain that we have a steel attention and an aluminum industry. And we do need that for inhabitant defense,” the boss said. “If we ever have a dispute we don’t wish to be shopping steel for a country we are fighting.”
But Sen. Roy Blount, R-Missouri, cautioned the president, “We need to be clever here that we don’t start a reciprocal battle on tariffs. We make aluminum and we make steel in Missouri but we buy a lot of aluminum and we buy a lot of steel as well.”
The boss also done a fun about DACA, suggesting to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, that it was easier to suppose bipartisanship on infrastructure than on DACA. “We wish to help DACA — you don’t,” Mr. Trump told Brown. Later, he said, “Everybody in this room wants DACA,” adding, “It would be a good achievement.”