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The Wall Street Journal: Trump’s trade agenda faces challenge in winning over Republicans

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers are showing increasing resistance to President Donald Trump’s trade agenda, worried that his plans could hurt exports from their states and undermine longstanding U.S. alliances.

The concerns indicate that the biggest threat to Trump’s trade policy — which emphasizes new bilateral deals and a tougher stance against countries blamed for violating trade rules — is coming from his own party. The opposition from Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, stands to complicate Trump’s efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta, and tackle alleged trade violations in China.

“We want to support him on all those things; we’re not there yet,” said Sen.

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