USA: Trump 'very confident' about winning potential trade war — White House

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Look, the president I think is very confident that if that's where we ended up, we certainly would win. But that's not the goal. The goal is to get free, fair and reciprocal trade, and hope other countries will join in.» Journalist: «Paul Ryan is practically pleading with the president to reverse the course on this. Are you saying that there... Еще is no way he's going reverse the course on this?» Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «The president said today he wasn't backing down, but in terms of the specifics of what it looks like, I'm not going to get into that right now because those things are being finalised.» Journalist: «Is it possible that some of details may change? Because he said 25...» Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «Well, we haven't actually fully rolled out all of the details and so, therefore, it would be hard for me to say that they're going to change since we haven't put them all out.» *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* Journalist: «And nothing about this will jeopardise economic growth, as the speaker fears?» Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary: «The president feels strongly that we have to protect some of the industries that are the backbone of this country, and we have to protect American workers. We can't ignore these industries. It's a matter of both economic and national security, and something that he feels very strongly about, and we're going to continue to move forward.» White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that the US President Donald Trump administration is «very confident» that it would «win» a potential trade war resulting from Trump's newly proposed tariffs on aluminum and steel, at a press briefing in Washington D.C. on Monday. Sanders said that Trump is «very confident that if that's where we ended up, we certainly would win. But that's not the goal. The goal is to get free, fair and reciprocal trade, and hope other countries will join in.» Last week, Trump announced his plan to implement new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which if implemented would include 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum. Following Trump's announcement of the plan, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan urged the White House not to advance with the plan, while expressing concerns over the consequences of a potential trade war which may result from the proposal. At the press briefing, Sanders confirmed Trump's earlier statement, saying that «the president said today he wasn't backing down.» On Monday, Trump tweeted that NAFTA is under renegotiation right now» and that «tariffs on steel and aluminum will only come off if new and fair NAFTA agreement is signed.»

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