U.S. President Donald Trump listens to reporters as walks with first lady Melania Trump on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., from Palm Beach, Florida, March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
March 4, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken to world leaders about his planned tariff hike on steel and aluminum and is not considering any exemptions to the measure, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Sunday.
“I know he’s had conversations with a number of the world leaders,” Ross said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week.”
“The decision obviously is his, but as of the moment as far as I know he’s talking about a fairly broad brush. I have not heard him describe particular exemptions just yet,” Ross said.
(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Alexander Smith)