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Trump Considering 'All Options' on Steel, Aluminum Cases

President Trump is still considering whether to impose new trade sanctions on steel and aluminum imports. President Trump is still considering whether to impose new trade sanctions on steel and aluminum imports. |  Photo: White House

KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
Created: February 13, 2018 01:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is looking for advice from a range of lawmakers as he considers whether to impose trade sanctions on aluminum and steel imports.

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The president is meeting at the White House with nearly 20 lawmakers, including a number of senators representing Rust Belt states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan.

Trump says the administration is "considering all options" but he's considering issuing "tariffs and/or quotas."

The administration has been weighing whether to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel imports by arguing they pose a threat to national security. But some opponents warn that countries like China could retaliate and create a trade war.

The president says he wants to "keep prices down but I also want to make sure that we have a steel industry and an aluminum industry."


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