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Ben Sasse on Trump tariffs: "Protectionism is weak, not strong"

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Sen. Ben Sasse on Capitol Hill, October 31, 2017. Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) responds to President Trump's announcement that he is imposing new, heightened tariffs on steel and aluminum.

"Let's be clear: The President is proposing a massive tax increase on American families. Protectionism is weak, not strong. You'd expect a policy this bad from a leftist administration, not a supposedly Republican one."
— Statement from Sen. Sasse
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