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Donald Trump rips U.S. Chamber of Commerce for attacking his tariff strategy


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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Donald Trump rips U.S. Chamber of Commerce for attacking his tariff strategy”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday for criticizing him over tariffs, claiming again that the threat of tariffs pressured Mexico into a new agreement to stop illegal border crossings.

"If we didn't have tariffs, we wouldn't have made a deal with Mexico," Trump told the CNBC financial news network.

Trump called into CNBC after an official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said the president's threat to hit Mexico with tariffs – as well as tariffs he has imposed on China and other countries – was counter-productive.

“The weaponization of tariffs – the increase of threats on our economy on our farmers, our manufacturers, our consumers – is going to hurt our country," said Myron Brilliant, head of international affairs at the U.S. Chamber. "It also creates uncertainty with our trading partners."

Trump said tariffs, and the threat of them, have brought Mexico, China, and others to the negotiating table on new trade policies.

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