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'We Will Not Negotiate Under Threat'

Trump is using the possibility of tariffs to get trade concessions from Europe. The Europeans are not interested.
Source: Brian Snyder / Reuters

At the last minute, the United States this week deferred a decision about whether to subject Europe to steel and aluminum tariffs. Trump at first announced sweeping and expensive measures designed to discourage imports of those products to the United States from around the world, but soon began distributing exemptions to some allies. The European Union thus got a reprieve, but when it came time for Trump to decide whether to make it permanent, he instead extended it for 30 days—within which time, perhaps, he

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