Trump says he'll impose tariffs in a "loving way"

Trump says he'll impose tariffs in a

Trump says he'll impose tariffs in a "loving way"

During a joint press conference with the Swedish prime minister, President Donald Trump again dismissed the idea that Russian Federation swayed the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election.

The president did not expand on how the U.S. would counteract Russian efforts to sow discord when asked about Moscow's electoral interference during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

Trump said his administration is conducting a deep study and will have strong suggestions on protecting the midterms and beyond.

"We'll counteract whatever they do", he said.

Trump said last week his administration will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a move that was immediately and repeatedly lambasted by congressional leaders in his own party.

"Yeah, there'll be people - I'm not going to be specific - but there'll be people that change". "And they can do whatever they like, but if they do that then we put a big tax on 25% on their cars". "We'll find out", Trump said.

The morning meeting came as Republican lawmakers grasped for a strategy to convince Trump to change his mind, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., who had loudly criticized the plan on Monday, telling members in a closed-door meeting not to bully Trump on the decision.

Trump, who has previously blasted Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election, slammed Sessions last week for appointing an "Obama guy" to lead the investigation into potential "massive" surveillance abuses. "But I like watching it, I like seeing it, and I think it's the best way to go". Trump will also meet with Swedish business representatives.

"If the President decides, and the key actors decide they want us to help out, we'll be there", he said.

Trump clearly does not agree.

"One of the reasons I was elected is I am protecting our workers".

"(China) can do more but I think they've done more than they've ever done for our country before", he said.

"If you want to stand up and protect American jobs, reconsider this policy", Walker said Tuesday, during a tour of the Bemis Industrial Products factory, which uses aluminum to manufacture ultra-thin food packaging.

The prime minister's visit comes on the day North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he would be willing to start talks about ending the North's nuclear weapons program. Only a few people in the room chuckled quietly, prompting the president to add "nobody got that".

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