Warren: ‘I am not afraid of tariffs’

Warren: ‘I am not afraid of tariffs’
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump pick to face grilling over family separations On The Money: Commerce to review uranium imports | Lawmakers urge Trump not to impose auto tariffs | White House wants steeper cuts to EPA funding | Google hit with massive B fine Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas MORE (D-Mass.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that she isn’t afraid of tariffs, saying they are one part of trade policy.

“I am not afraid of tariffs. I think tariffs are one part of that trade policy. It's not the only part. There are other parts of trade policy,” Warren told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I want to see a trade policy that puts American workers first, puts American small businesses first, puts American consumers first.”

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE last week announced 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum despite objections from Republican lawmakers. 

"Today, I am defending America’s national security by placing tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum," Trump said Thursday. 

Warren during the interview with NBC host Chuck Todd noted she has long been critical of U.S. trade policy.

“I think that our trade deals have been negotiated for a very, very long time now to benefit large, multinational corporations, not to benefit American workers,” she said.

“Not to benefit America's small businesses, and often not even to benefit American consumers.”