President Donald Trump earliest proposed tariffs last March in an effort to fix what he deemed unfair have dealing practices and help both American consumers and business owners. Schedule of charges against Canada, Mexico and the European Union went into carry out on June 1. Since then, Mexico, Canada and the European Conjunction have issued retaliatory tariffs of their own, targeting items such as agricultural issues, steel, motorcycles and spirits.
“Obviously, free and fair trade is the aspiration,” Press said. “And having zero tariffs is an outcome that’s calling. But there may be a better way to get there than starting with the nuclear alternative.”
— CNBC’s Patti Domm contributed to this report.