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White House Press Briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Donald Trump at an event at the White House in Washington Feb. 27 2018. TOM BRENNER  NYT Donald Trump at an event at the White House in Washington Feb. 27 2018. TOM BRENNER NYT
Orlando Vargas | 11 March, 2018, 12:50

As part of this pivot, the White House posted an unlisted compilation of video game violence to the official White House YouTube channel, where it's been viewed more than 950,000 times.

The European Union, the world's biggest trade bloc, chimed in.

At a press conference yesterday, Hiroshige Seko, Japan's minister for trade and industry, said: "It's extremely regrettable and I'd like to work on the Americans to exempt us".

While carrying a message to Washington to push forward a diplomatic breakthrough over North Korea, South Korea's national security office chief Chung Eui-yong asked USA officials to support Seoul's request for a waiver, a presidential spokesman said.

A Mexican government official also denied that any concessions were offered to Washington.

She said Canada planned to keep this issue separate from NAFTA negotiations, as it has done with disputes over softwood lumber, paper, and Bombardier.

The only two countries escaping tariffs were America's neighbours: Canada and Mexico. "I do think the possibility of NAFTA partners walking away from the table mattered quite a bit", the lobbyist said.

However, Trump's main problem is the fact that there are sectors positively affected as well as sectors that are negatively affected by global trade agreements. And depending on the outcome of those discussions, Trump has indicated he could apply the steel and aluminum tariffs to Mexico and Canada as well. Having overcome the opposition, Trump relished last Thursday's signing ceremony, where he was flanked by steelworkers - some carrying their hard hats - who lavished praise on his decision.

He said Congress has given the president too much power over trade deals and, long term, lawmakers should consider changing that.

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After a whipsaw trading week as we ended February and started the final month of the 1st Quarter, this week we are pondering all the implications of President Trump's Tariff talk.

Canada and the United States has created one of the world's most enduring and prosperous worldwide partnerships, he said, and it needs to be preserved.

Given the importance of trade to agriculture, congressional members from Nebraska and western Iowa - all Republicans - have pushed Trump to reconsider in letters, public statements and, in some cases, White House meetings.

Another factor to keep in mind is that Trump wants to lessen the U.S. trade deficit with China, and that his proposed steel and aluminum tariffs might just be the opening salvo in a much larger and comprehensive strategy aimed against the People's Republic.

Back in February, PTC President Tim Winter said in a statement sent to the Deseret News that he agreed with Trump after the US president spoke out against graphic media. "We produce very high-value steel, some of which can't be sourced in the United States-and so these tariffs will simply push up the price of steel there".

"The steel crisis cost our industry thousands of jobs and the last thing we need now is a global trade war".

According to U.S. Census Bureau data, the United States exported $4.35 billion worth of iron and steel mill products to Canada in 2017 against $3.69 billion worth of Canadian imports.

"We have structured these proclamations in a way which are unequivocally created to defend our aluminum and steel industries", the official said.

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