Donald Trump’s China Tariffs Saved US Jobs, Says Biden’s Commerce Secretary

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo asserted that tariffs previously applied to metal goods produced abroad “helped save American jobs” in certain related industries on Wednesday, as federal officials determine their next steps amid ongoing trade tensions with China.

“I would say, here’s my broad view. And I don’t want to get into details on any particular company,” said Raimondo, who assumed her role as chief of the Commerce Department under President Joe Biden‘s administration last month, in remarks delivered during a White House press briefing.

“My broad view is, what we do on offense is more important than what we do on defense. To compete with China, we need to rebuild America in all the ways we’re talking about today. And, by the way, do that with our allies,” the cabinet head continued. “You know, we have to work with our allies and find common ground where we…

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