Republican Senator: Trump’s Tariffs Are A “Tax Hike” On All Americans

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch said President Trump's tariffs amount to a "tax hike on Americans."

Responding to the Trump administration’s Thursday announcement of steep tariffs on steel and aluminum coming from U.S. allies, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said in no uncertain terms that the decision amounts to a "tax hike on Americans."

"My position remains unchanged: Tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are a tax hike on Americans and will have damaging consequences for consumers, manufacturers and workers," Hatch said in a statement.

"In light of the mounting evidence that these tariffs will harm Americans, I will continue to push the administration to change course," Hatch added.

Both Mexico and the European Union have promised retaliatory measures in response to the announcement.

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