Ryan: ‘There Are Better Ways’ of Dealing with Trade than Trump’s Tariffs

‘we think there are better ways of dealing with making American products and workers more competitive and really it’s fixing our tax code’

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TAPPER: "One of the things that you don’t mention, and I can certainly understand why when you talk about the path forward, having to do with the issue of trade. In his contractor, he promised in his first 100 days to establish tariffs. Will you pass those in your first 100 days?"
RYAN: "Well, I think there’s a better way of dealing with that particular issue, and if you go to number six on our better way agenda and look at the tax reform. This is something that Donald also talked about during the campaign which is to fix our taxes on border adjustments which we believe is a smarter way which is what all the other countries do which is not tariffs, not trade wars. So we think there are better ways of dealing with making American products and workers more competitive and really it’s fixing our tax code."

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