Sen. Orrin Hatch condemns Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs… [Also Paul Ryan]

Orrin Hatch has released a statement condemning Trump’s coming tariffs on steel and aluminum, calling them a tax hike the American people don’t need and can’t afford:


He’s exactly right. Tariffs end up getting passed down to the consumer and amounts to nothing more than a tax on the American people. But Trump never seems to understand this.

It’s also being reported that Speaker Ryan is against the move:

Earlier today White House officials were saying Trump was holding a ‘listening session’ only on trade tariffs:

https://twitter.com/jonathanvswan/status/969237790209683456
https://twitter.com/jonathanvswan/status/969240128022433794

But then there was this:



And this is the bottom line:


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