President Donald Trump said on Monday "we're not backing down" on his push to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum despite criticism from fellow Republicans.
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The president said during an Oval Office meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he doesn't expect to have a trade war as a result of his push to crack down on a flood of steel imports.
The president spoke after a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said the speaker was "extremely worried" about the consequences of a trade war and urging the White House not to advance the plan.
Trump said the U.S. has had a "very bad deal" with Mexico under the NAFTA agreement, but he says the tariffs "could be part of NAFTA."