Trump has conflated his plan to tariff imported steel and aluminum with the renegotiation of the trilateral NAFTA treaty among the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
“Mr. President: focus on China! Go after China and do it in a smart, focused but sharp-edged way. Don’t create a policy that hurts our allies more than it hurts China and causes China to sort of giggle at our ineffectiveness. A trade war is not what we want. Making China play by the rules is what all Americans want,” Schumer said in a speech in the Senate chamber.