A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators plan to introduce as soon as Tuesday legislation that would force President Donald Trump, or any U.S. president, to obtain congressional approval before imposing tariffs on national security grounds, a senior senator said on Tuesday.
Republican Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters legislation would be introduced on Tuesday or Wednesday that would pare back the president’s authority under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.
The measure came after Trump decided last month to open a trade investigation into whether auto imports had damaged the U.S. auto industry, which could lead to tariffs of up to 25 percent on “national security grounds.”
Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by James Dalgleish
Trump’s angry words and Coronavirus surge darken Independence Day weekend in America
The United States marked an unusually somber Independence Day on Saturday, with President Donald Trump bashing domestic opponents and China -- but praising the country's coronavirus response, despite a record surge in cases.
Across the country, virus fears dampened or nixed Main Street parades, backyard barbecues and family reunions on a day when Americans typically celebrate their 1776 declaration of independence from Britain.
Instead of adopting a unifying tone, Trump -- facing a tough re-election and eager to mobilize his political base -- railed against protesters demanding racial justice after unarmed African American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer.
‘Spoiler’ Kayne West mocked for running for president against his pal Trump: ‘2020 never fails to disappoint’
President Donald Trump appears to have lost the support of one of his most well-known Black supporters as Kanye West announced on Saturday that he is running for president.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #2020VISION.
The musician was mocked for his presidential bid, here's some of what people were saying:
Trump pal Kanye West announces 2020 presidential campaign in 4th of July message
Kanye West announced a 2020 presidential bid on Independence Day.
West infamously referred to his red "Make America Great Again" hat as his "Superman cape" and dropped an F-bomb in the Oval Office while voicing his support for the president.
West's White House antics were mocked by NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the show's cold open.
But West is now apparently running against Trump.