RNC Spokesperson: President Trump's Tariffs Should Come As No Surprise

March 6, 2018
Updated 4mo ago

President Trump is proposing a 25% tax on steel brought to the U.S., and a 10% tax on aluminum. The announcement sent the stock market into a tailspin. RNC Spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany says Americans should not be surprised by the move.

From the time he was a businessman, Donald Trump has criticized America's trade imbalance and pushed for reform. "What President Trump has done is not different then what many Republican president's have done," McEnany said.

President Trump's unpredictability has lead to GOP infighting. McEnany says the RNC appreciates robust debate on all issues, but also encourages Republicans to get behind the President because he is fulfilling campaign promises. She added that the Democratic party is actually the one falling apart ever since it failed to put forward viable presidential candidates back in 2016.