The Wall Street Journal: Republicans opposed to Trump’s tariffs plead their case to White House

The resignation of President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Tuesday followed a ferocious lobbying campaign to derail or limit the scope of the proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, with some of the president’s own aides and congressional allies urging him to reconsider.

Republican lawmakers met privately with John Kelly, the president’s chief of staff, and aired objections to Trump’s plan to set a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum.

Later in the day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said: “There is a lot of concern among Republican senators that this could metastasize into a larger trade war, and many of our members are discussing with the administration just how broad and how sweeping this might be.

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