Mar 7, 2018 - Economy & Business

White House: tariff "carve-outs for Mexico and Canada" on the table

Sarah Sanders.

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Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday that there are "potential carve-outs for Mexico and Canada based on national security," regarding the tariffs announced by President Trump.

Why it matters: The tariffs announced on steel and aluminum have been a controversial topic, getting backlash abroad and at home. Sanders said Trump "will sign something by the end of the week."

  • Sanders said the White House "sounds like a very functioning place of business to me," despite historic turnover, and top economic advisor Gary Cohn planning to resign soon.
    • She said the White House isn't "closing the door" on on the possibility of Cohn being brought back by the administration in another capacity.
  • The White House buckled down on denying the allegations from Stormy Daniels, who is suing Trump. Sanders said Trump had "no knowledge of any payments" to Daniels.
  • Sanders confirmed Trump will be traveling to California next week, for the first time of his presidency.
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