Sen. Ron Johnson Seeks Better Approach to Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) says that tariffs on steel and aluminum shouldn't be imposed on our allies, preferring a targeted approach. For example, China is a 'problem' but the same tariffs shouldn't be levied on an ally like Canada.

"I don't think anyone wins a trade war," said Johnson, speaking to Vicki McKenna on 1310 WIBA in Madison.

"We should target the real trade abuse, which is China," said Johnson.

On potential price increases, Johnson expects that it could rise 16-20% if broad, sweeping tariffs are enacted, not to mention the job losses and what it would mean to Wisconsin's economy, which has a large base in manufacturing.

Johnson is hopeful that President Donald Trump can consider the states, like Wisconsin, that would be affected by his proposed tariffs.

You can hear the full interview below.

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