Trump previews $200B in new China tariffs as Senate GOP opposition ramps up

The budding trade war between the US and China threatens to go into full bloom later this summer — unless Senate Republicans breakout the shears. The White House revealed $200 billion in retaliatory tariffs after China responded in kind to earlier assessments, fulfilling the pledge Donald Trump made to keep escalating until China opened its markets fairly:
President Trump escalated his trade war with China Tuesday, identifying an added $200 billion in Chinese products that he intends to hit with import tariffs.
The move makes good on the president’s threat to respond to China’s retaliation for the initial U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods, which went into effect on Friday, and would eventually place nearly half of all Chinese imports under tariffs.
Trump has framed this as both a trade issue and a matter of national security. The latter allows him to act unilaterally under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion

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