The Wall Street Journal: Trump threatens EU with ‘tremendous retribution’ via auto tariffs

President Donald Trump stood by his threats to levy sweeping tariffs on automobile imports as a way to extract concessions from trading partners, despite opposition from the industry and discontent in Congress with the White House’s proposal.

Resistance to the tariffs is strong and growing. A coalition of foreign and domestic auto companies, along with auto dealers and auto-parts makers, released a letter on Wednesday urging Trump to refrain from the tariffs.

“If we don’t negotiate something fair, then we have tremendous retribution, which we don’t want to use. Including cars, cars is the big one.”

President Donald Trump

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