Flake also chided Trump for attacking the press at a political rally Saturday night in Pennsylvania. The Republican Party has-is the Trump party right now.
Toward the end of his speech, Trump paused to note that his style is not very "presidential", arguing that his freewheeling approach is "much more effective".
Flake said, "Yes, I do. I do".
Watch the full address below. For his part, Trump framed this as keeping his many campaign promises to get tough on worldwide trade, which he has frequently claimed was disadvantageous to the United States.
Even before entering politics, Trump the businessman and real estate developer railed against what he viewed as unfair trade practices that left the USA economy and American workers vulnerable. The president also suggested that he could nix the tariffs for some nations if they could fairly renegotiate trade deals.
The European Union has already said it is prepared to retaliate the tariffs, despite it having a 70 percent tariff on steel against specifically China for the same reasons Pres. Trump is doing so now.
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Trump tweeted Thursday: "Looking forward to 3:30 P.M. meeting today at the White House".
Capito said steel and aluminum industries need protection from worldwide competition because of declining production in the United States, adding it is important for the president to consider the effects of such trade policies going forward.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin called the tariffs "a very risky action" that could put agricultural and manufacturing jobs in his state and across the country at risk.
But lawmakers fear a trade war could wipe away economic gains and leave them on shaky ground with voters in November. An analysis by Brookings Institution previous year showed that areas that voted for Trump are more dependent on exports, which foreign countries could target in retaliation.
Trump is expected to delay the imposition of tariffs on Canada and Mexico to turn up the pressure in negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement.
In Wisconsin, which went for Trump by the narrowest of margins, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned that tariffs could hurt the state's canning and beer industries. Sen. I think tariffs are one part of that trade policy.