President Trump Announces A Trade Win Before Coming To Iowa

I am no fan of tariffs and the impact they are having on farmers and consumer prices.  I am hoping that the President soon declares a "win" in the trade dispute with China and takes them off.  Just in time for a visit to Iowa, President Trump has declared a trade win -  just NOT with China...yet.

President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have reportedly reached an agreement to avoid a trade war.

Trump secured concessions from European leaders at the White House, including promises to increase soybean imports and to work on lowering industrial tariffs for markets on both sides of the Atlantic.

This is great timing for the President, who can mollify concerns in Iowa over tariffs by promising that a similar win is just around the corner with China.

One downside to the EU concessions:  it will convince the President that more tariffs on more things will fix more trade problems.

Reports say that President Trump is planning on moving ahead with a 25% auto tariffs on foreign cars later this year and his advisors are not happy about it.

"Every time I see a weak politician asking to stop Trade talks or the use of Tariffs to counter unfair Tariffs, I wonder, what can they be thinking?" Trump tweeted.

In advance of the President's visit, I'll talk to US Secretary Of Labor Alexander Acosta about the President's message to Iowa, efforts to prepare Iowans for the jobs of the future, and growing the workforce.

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