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Trump Sticks to His China Tariff Guns, Ignoring Pleas for Relief

Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House on Wednesday.

Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House on Wednesday.

Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/UPI

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It’s taken weeks of calls and letters to the Trump administration to get a response over potential tariff reductions as the coronavirus outbreak threatened to snuff out countless small- and medium-sized U.S. businesses.