Trump Says He Won’t Back Down After Ryan Breaks With Him on Tariffs




March 5th, 2018 | By ANNA EDGERTON-

President Donald Trump declared that he won’t retreat from his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports after House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected the plan, saying the U.S. economy could suffer.

Asked Monday about the remarks from Ryan’s office, Trump was undeterred. “No, we’re not backing down,” he told reporters at the White House, less than an hour after the speaker’s office aired his concerns. 

Ryan spokeswoman 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.”

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