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Trump transition officials endorse tariff threat as a way to 'fight for American jobs'

December 8, 2016 at 1:06 PM
Top officials with the Trump transition team defended the President-elect's threat of a 35 percent tariff on any U.S. company that offshores its operations and then exports its goods back to the U.S., telling reporters such businesses are effectively “profiting off the backs of U.S. workers.” “The only way this [tariff] happens is if you want to abandon U.S. workers. If you stay in the country – there is no penalty. This doesn't happen unless you try to profit off...


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