In an exclusive interview with CBS 58 Milwaukee, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson discussed school safety, saying he’s supportive of arming specific teachers, and addressed President Trump’s tariffs plan which is set to go into effect on Friday. You can watch the interview here.
President Trump’s decision to announce tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has drawn warnings of a trade war by Republican critics, including by Gov. Scott Walker, who has asked Trump to reconsider. The Cap Times runs through all 10 of the state’s U.S. Senators and Representatives on where they stand regarding the tariffs.
For countries wanting to make a political point, Harley-Davidson is a great target. Based in Paul Ryan’s home state, the iconic Wisconsin manufacturer is not in a strong position to withstand a punitive trade war. Indeed, as the company struggles with falling sales, Trump’s steel tariffs could add $30 million to its costs. > The Guardian
When President Trump announced his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, plenty of Republicans took him to task, some fearing a trade war. Sen. Ron Johnson shares that fear and the particularly negative effects that could come to Wisconsin. > Cap Times
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said this week he was worried about “unintended consequences” that could result from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports: “President Trump may like conflict but markets don’t like conflict, investors don’t like conflict,” Johnson said. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gov. Scott Walker says he’s been told exemptions to steel and aluminum tariffs could be granted to meet concerns of Wisconsin companies. Walker said he’s spoken with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about the newly imposed tariffs, which Walker and other Republicans have urged Trump to reconsider. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Harley-Davidson Inc. has responded to the European Union’s threat to impose tariffs on Harley motorcycles, saying it could have a significant impact on sales and customers. The EU has identified Harley-Davidson bikes and Levi jeans as targets for “countermeasures” in retaliation for President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel