PressTV-Republican lawmakers turn against Trump on tariffs

US President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on some imports is facing increasing opposition from lawmakers in the Republican Party.

A group of 107 Republican congressmen wrote a letter to Trump warning him about the economic consequences of the tariffs.

Ignoring warnings from his fellow party members against any moves that would ignite a possible trade war, Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that introduces 25-percent and 10-percent tariffs on steel and aluminum shipments bound for America.

Senator Orrin Hatch, one of Trump’s main supporters within the party, said he was “disappointed” by the new tariffs, stating that they would go against the massive tax bill Republicans announced several weeks ago.

“I think there’s a good chance that we will nullify them, at least if I have my way. … I generally support the president on just about everything but I think he’s been misled,” said the Republican from Utah….

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