President Trump recently proposed instilling a tariff on trade with countries such as China.

While many Democrats in Congress are unhappy about the tariff, many more agree that the action against China is necessary.

Because of one unlikely consequence, the new tariff is a big win for America.

Even Democrats in Congress are rallying behind President Trump to take action against China and for the first time in nearly a decade, there may finally be a bipartisan agreement made in Congress.

While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer disagrees with the tariff law and its theoretical consequences, he stands behind Trump in his decision to target China.

Schumer and fellow Democrats seem concerned that a trade war will ensue, and damage relationships with our allies such as Canada and Europe.

The Daily Caller reported:

“The president’s instincts to go after China are correct, but the policy he proposes doesn’t fit the bill,” he also stated. “It’s not well-targeted. It’s not precise. And as a result, it could cause a mess of collateral damage that hurts America more than it helps.”

The New York Democrat challenged the Trump administration to “rethink its approach to sweeping tariffs while there is still time and instead focus its attention on China,” echoing statements made by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier in the week.

Not only do Schumer’s comments put him in line with a Republican viewpoint, but they are a sharp change from his trade commentary made in 2017.

The Daily Caller continued:

two of Trump’s commerce nominations on the grounds the president had not delivered on tariff promises he had previously made to American metal producers.

“We felt, OK, they’ve got the message,” Schumer said at the time in reference to promises made in Spring 2017 to impose tariffs. “But they’ve just dragged their feet and delayed and delayed.”

“The bottom line is the president has been a total paper tiger on this issue, and as a result, we feel the need to hold up nominees for the Commerce Department.”

Schumer also sent a letter to the Commerce Department, along with other Democratic leaders, imploring new tariffs to be focused on China.

The Daily Caller continued:

Schumer, joined by other Democratic lawmakers, also sent a letter to the Commerce Department ahead of Trump’s trip to China, imploring the administration to impose new tariffs before meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Interestingly enough, Paul Ryan seems to be aligning himself with a more liberal view of the matter—and hoping President Trump will not succeed.

The Daily Caller continued:

On Monday, Ryan’s spokeswoman said the Speaker is “extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war and [is] urging the White House to not advance with this plan.”

McConnell aligned himself with his House counterpart Tuesday, further explaining that “most Republican senators” have “genuine concern that this not escalate into something much broader.”

“Many of our members are discussing with the administration just how broad, how sweeping this might be.”

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