Nelson, Rubio Weigh In On Trump's New Tariff Policy

President Donald Trump followed through on his steel and aluminum tariffs, though exempted Canada and Mexico, and Florida Senators are sharing their thoughts on the matter.

"This will increase the price of goods we buy and may start an international trade war," said Democrat Bill Nelson.

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio also opposed President Donald Trump's new tariffs.  The Florida Republican released a statement saying tariffs are not a substitute for a national trade strategy.

"Free trade has been good for America. But it has also left millions of American workers unemployed, many as the direct result of cheating by China. For trade to benefit our country, our trade partners must play by the same rules we do. That is why supporters of free trade must be the first to take violations seriously," Rubio said.

"While trade rules must be enforced, tariffs are no substitute for a national strategy that makes us more competitive through research and development, skills training, and pro-worker economic policies."

Rubio says he will propose ideas next week for pro-worker free and fair trade policies.

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