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Trump has been a fan of tariffs for decade, but a top GOP senator said he doesn't really believe in them

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump has long praised protectionist policies, incorrectly claiming that foreign exporters bear the costs of them.
Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa told POLITICO he doesn't think the president actually believes in tariffs.
Instead, Grassley said the president views tariffs as a negotiating tool.
Trump has expressed an affinity for tariffs since the 1980s.
GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley said he doesn't think that President Donald Trump believes in tariffs and instead views them a tool to gain leverage in trade negotiations.
"If he has used tariffs because he believes they're good...
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