Press Release

May 31, 2018
Cardin Statement on Trump Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance and Foreign Relations committees, issued the following statement in response to President Trump imposing new steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico.

“Alienating and strong-arming our friends and neighbors, ignoring consequences, disrupting markets and costing Americans money seems to be the norm for President Trump when it comes to trade and just about everything else. What’s lacking in all this bluster is rational strategy of any kind. If there is one, I urge the president to share it with the American people. We need a long-term plan to tackle our economic challenges and protect American workers.  Rather than steamrolling our allies and major trading partners, let’s see some diplomacy and real negotiating that moves us toward trade relationships that do not upend the global economy- especially the American economy.”