To date, every time that the Trump administration has imposed a tariff on China, China has imposed an equal tariff on US goods.
The president has recently been tough on the European Union, China, Canada and Mexico over trade, accusing each of taking advantage of the USA old trade deals.
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The new plan at the Agriculture Department would advance emergency funds for these farmers but likely not provide a long-term solution if the trade disputes with China and other countries persist.
Trump is trying to mollify a growing chorus of complaints from Republicans and business groups, who have complained that his trade approach is hurting broad swaths of the economy. He said that trading with the European Union is unfair and warned the bloc would pay a high price if it does not remove trade barriers.
Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, Johnson said these trade disputes "could just totally run out of control" and likened them to "throwing a hand grenade of uncertainty" into the economy.
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He promised to protect US workers and promote American industry after threatening to impose another $500 billion in tariffs on Chinese exports - a move expected to bring more Chinese retaliation against USA goods.
The Trump administration readied a plan Tuesday to send billions in emergency aid to farmers who have been caught in the crossfire of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China and other USA trading partners.
Trump, who has long praised American farmers, earlier on Tuesday defended his trade actions.
Trump is tweeting that trade partners need to either negotiate a "fair deal, or it gets hit with Tariffs. It's as simple as that - and everybody's talking!" he wrote on Twitter.
Trump said separately during a speech in Kansas City that "farmers will be the biggest beneficiary" of his trade agenda as he seeks better trade agreements.
On Monday, the White House confirmed that Trump was considering removing security clearances from Brennan and other former officials.