A Flake challenge to Trump in the presidential primaries would face long, if not impossible, odds. Canada and Mexico are exempt, and the White House has invited other nations to bargain for their own carveouts.
After finally getting enough votes in our Republican controlled Congress to get a tax bill passed, President Trump is now stepping onto hallowed ground where Republican "angels fear to tread" - tariffs.
Of course, when Trump follows through with the tariff threat, he could imperil the future of the USA auto industry, which President Obama pulled back from the brink of collapse. Specifically, Kansans are concerned about China retaliating on USA sorghum exports.
"Trade wars are not won, they are only lost", he said in a statement.
When Trump first brought up tariffs last week, "no one at the State Department, the Treasury Department or the Defense Department had been told that a new policy was about to be announced or given an opportunity to weigh in in advance", according to an NBC report.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Republicans in Congress are concerned that President Trump's proposed tariffs might metastasize into a larger trade war.
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He's urging his colleagues to pass the bill before the administration inflicts "more damage on the economy".
"The traditional American court jurisprudence is that you've got to give deference to an American president's interpretation of national security", Warner said. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), have argued that they are at risk of becoming "normalized". Freedom Partners' executive vice president weighed in: "In no way will tariffs lead to a more competitive economy, nor will they add thousands of American jobs".
Both Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin are planning hearings in coming weeks about the decision.
There will nearly certainly be broad legal challenges of the Trump administration claim that protecting US steel and aluminum producers is necessary for national security, John Cornyn of Texas, the second-ranking Republican senator, said Friday. Johnson demanded a host of data from the administration pertaining to its process of deciding to impose the tariffs.
The president was surrounded by steel and aluminum workers as he explained his decision at a White House ceremony. Flake has criticized Trump as a stain on the Republican Party and Trump, taking the bait, has engaged in name-calling in response - "Senator Flake (y) - while calling Flake weak on crime and the border".
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