AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka lined up behind President Donald Trump on Thursday, declaring new tariffs do not pose a danger of triggering a trade war.
"Tariffs won't start a trade war — there's 435 of them in place today to fight trade cheaters," the leader of the nation's largest trade union association tweeted. "People may not like how Pres Trump rolled these out, but I applaud him for trying."
"The real trade war is on workers," he added in a subsequent tweet.
The United Steelworkers have also offered support for the tariffs, tweeting a week ago they have "fought for action like this for decades."
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