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GOP braces for Trump tariff pain

Sen. Bob Corker
Sen. Bob Corker. Photo: Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images

Congressional Republicans think President Trump's tariffs are going to hurt the economy, undoing some of their economic wins — but they're not ready to cross the president until their voters feel the pain.

Between the lines: While some Republicans think Trump has a plan up his sleeve, most think there's no good ending here. But they think the GOP base — which is fiercely loyal to Trump — needs to feel the impact of the new trade policies before Congress will have the voters' permission to do something.