Wagons with steel are pictured at the Krupp Mannesmann steel factory in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, March 2, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump risks sparking a trade war with his closest allies if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, German officials and industry groups warned Friday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Photo: Martin Meissner/AP
Photo: Martin Meissner/AP

The right is not embracing the announcement of tariffs

There is nothing in a trade war that will benefit the United States. A roundup of editorials Friday takes a look at the issue after President Donald Trump’s announcement on tariffs.

Opinions from the Right:

1. Frank China-US talks can avert possible trade war
From The Straits Times: China’s top economic adviser will be visiting Washington, and U.S. leaders should talk to him in the hopes of avoiding a trade war.


2. Trump's tariff folly

From The Wall Street Journal: The idea of tariffs could not be a worse one.


3. Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs will harm American workers and consumers 

From The OC Register: Sure, tariffs could boost the aluminum sector, but they could also kill 22,000 jobs a year.

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