Orrin Hatch

Trump suggests he's 'ready' to impose tariffs on every Chinese import

Trump suggests he's 'ready' to impose tariffs on every Chinese import

President Donald Trump suggested in a television interview broadcast Friday that he would be willing to impose tariffs on all Chinese goods imported by the United States, escalating his rhetoric in a trade war that has rattled both nations.

"I'm ready to go to 500," Trump said during an interview on CNBC, referring to the dollar amount of Chinese imports to the United States last year, $505.5 billion.

Earlier this month, the United States levied tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, prompting retaliation from China that has hit U.S. farmers particularly hard, including in states that Trump won in 2016.

Trump already has approved levies on an additional...

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