Trade war saps 'them, not us,' Trump asserts

Economic aide Cohn quits; retaliation to hurt, EU says

Posted: March 7, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, shown Sept. 27, had sought to hold talks between President Donald Trump and executives of companies that rely on metals in an attempt to head off tariffs but was rebuffed Tuesday before he resigned.

President Donald Trump reiterated his commitment to imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum, dismissing concerns about a global trade war and saying the United States has suffered from poor trading conditions with other nations, including those in the European Union.

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