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Trump Touts Whirlpool Job Gains From Tariffs That Hit Consumers

  • International Trade Commission said 1,800 jobs were added
  • Cost to consumers exceeded amount raised from levies
Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks after touring the Whirlpool plant in Clyde, Ohio, on Aug. 6.

Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks after touring the Whirlpool plant in Clyde, Ohio, on Aug. 6.

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President Donald Trump said tariffs he imposed to help Whirlpool Corp. resulted in more jobs -- but studies show those jobs came at a steep price to consumers.

While the tariffs helped create jobs in the U.S., they cost American consumers via higher prices, the government’s own International Trade Commission found in an August 2019 report.