Donald Trump Proclaims Tariffs ‘Greatest Negotiating Tool’ in U.S. History

Breitbart | 3/3/2019 | Staff
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President Donald Trump proclaimed from the CPAC stage Saturday that tariffs are the “greatest” tool he’s employed in negotiating trade with foreign nations.

The president described how he has used tariffs to bring China to the negotiating table. China had raised their tariffs on U.S. car imports to 40 percent. Trump said the U.S. should have done the same thing to them, but previous leaders didn’t.

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“I found some very old laws from when our country was rich, really rich. The old tariff laws, we had to dust them them off, you could hardly see they were so dusty, but fortunately they weren’t terminated,” he said.

“[President William] McKinley, prior to being president, he was very strong on protecting our assets, protecting our country,” Trump explained. “And he made statements that others cannot come in to our country and steal our wealth and steal our jobs and build their country and not defend our country. We can’t do that. We can’t ever allow that to happen.”

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“Then in 1913 they ended tariffs,” said Trump. “Somebody got stupid and they ended tariffs.”

President Trump said he does not like or dislike tariffs, but rather, “The minimum, the greatest negotiating tool in the history of our country.”

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