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White House Says Turkey’s Tariffs on U.S. Goods Are ‘Wrong Direction’

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The Trump administration assailed retaliatory tariffs imposed by Turkey on $1 billion of U.S. goods as the standoff between the two NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor worsened.

The new tariffs are “regrettable” and “a step in the wrong direction,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Wednesday.