Trump says he’ll hit China with new tariffs

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President Donald Trump said Thursday he will ramp up the trade war against China by imposing a 10 percent tariff on roughly $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that haven’t already been hit with penalties.

The new tariff attack, which Trump said will take effect on Sept. 1, would have a more direct impact on U.S. consumers because the goods targeted include clothes, toys, cell phones, electronics and other retail items.

Trump said in a series of tweets Thursday that China has failed to deliver on promises to buy more U.S. farm goods and to stop the flow of the powerful painkiller fentanyl into the United States.

“Trade talks are continuing, and during the talks the U.S. will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining 300 Billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China into our Country. This does not include the 250 Billion Dollars already Tariffed at 25%,” Trump said.

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