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Top Republican Ryan slams Trump tariff move

Washington (AFP) – The top Republican in the US Congress, Paul Ryan, publicly denounced President Donald Trump’s imposition Thursday of steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.

“I disagree with this action and fear its unintended consequences,” the speaker of the House said in a statement, while welcoming the temporary exemptions granted to Mexico and Canada.

“We will continue to urge the administration to narrow this policy so that it is focused only on those countries and practices that violate trade law,” Ryan added.

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