Americans for Free Trade Responds to President Trump’s Claim that Other Countries Are Behind Letter Asking to Suspend Tariffs

WASHINGTON D.C., (March 18, 2020) — Today, Americans for Free Trade spokesperson Jonathan Gold released the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments at the White House press conference today where he suggested that other countries were behind Americans for Free Trade’s call to suspend tariffs: 

“This letter calling for President Trump to suspend tariffs was not sent by China, it was sent by a coalition of 160 American business associations representing thousands of American businesses and millions of American workers. The letter shares the concerns of US manufacturers, retailers, farmers and agribusinesses who have been paying for tariffs since the President’s trade war began.”

The full text of the letter may be found here.