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President Trump Pushes For Tariffs Amid White House Chaos

President Trump has pushed for tariffs on foreign-made aluminum and steel, even as many in his own party oppose trade restrictions. Meanwhile, the White House had another chaotic week, as senior staffers fought over policy and lost security clearances, or simply left the administration.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with NPR’s Ron Elving (@NPRrelving) on the latest in Washington.

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Steam rises from the Huettenwerk Krupp Mannesmann GmbH steel mill on March 5, 2018 in Duisburg, Germany. Tensions between U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Union are rising after Trump announced he would respond to any E.U. tariffs on American goods with U.S. tariffs on European cars. Trump originally sought tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, to which EU officials said they would respond with tariffs on U.S. jeans, motorcycles and bourbon. The European Union and Canada are the two biggest exporters of steel to the United States. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)
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Steam rises from the Huettenwerk Krupp Mannesmann GmbH steel mill on March 5, 2018 in Duisburg, Germany. Tensions between U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Union are rising after Trump announced he would respond to any E.U. tariffs on American goods with U.S. tariffs on European cars. Trump originally sought tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, to which EU officials said they would respond with tariffs on U.S. jeans, motorcycles and bourbon. The European Union and Canada are the two biggest exporters of steel to the United States. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)