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'They're robbing us blind': Trump wants 'reciprocal tax' on trade partners

During his presidential campaign, Trump had railed at countries that had trade surpluses 'taking advantage of the United States' and he revisited the theme on Monday

Reuters  |  Washington 

  US President Donald Trump said on Monday he would push for a "reciprocal tax" against countries, including US allies, that levy tariffs on American products, but officials did not provide details on how such a tax would be structured or what goods it would apply to. During his populist 2016 presidential campaign, Republican Trump railed at countries that had trade surpluses "taking advantage of the United States" and he revisited the theme on Monday.  "We cannot continue to let people come into our country and rob us blind and ...

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 20:27 IST
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