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Portman Expresses Concern Over Trump's Tariff Battles

Jul 7, 2018

Credit cleveland.com

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he's concerned about the impact President Trump's tariff battles will have on Ohio's economy. 

The former U.S. trade representative during George W. Bush's presidency, says he supports being tough with China but would like to see more caution and more negotiation with the European Union, Canada and Mexico. The United States and China launched a trade war Friday. The Trump administration's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from U.S. allies have also triggered trade retaliation. Portman says that retaliation can hurt farmers, other workers and service providers. He says he's hearing concerns from people as he travels around the state.