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GOP Senators Exhale After Considering Crossing Trump on Tariffs

  • Republicans wary of Trump duties now praising deal with Mexico
  • Klobuchar says Trump using farmers like poker chips on trade
President Trump with Senate Republicans in January.
President Trump with Senate Republicans in January.Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Senate Republicans who faced the unwelcome prospect of attempting to overturn President Donald Trump’s use of tariffs on Mexico are praising his deal to avert them, even if they’re still wary of the duties.

Trump had threatened to impose 5% import duties on Mexican products starting Monday, with the levies set to rise each month to a potential peak of 25% in October if Mexico didn’t stem the flow of illegal migrants to the U.S. to the president’s satisfaction.