Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate reports:
As new tariffs on internationally imported goods go into effect today, Mitt Romney tweeted his disapproval towards the trade wars these tariffs are causing.
“I’m not a fan of trade wars,” Romney tweeted. “I hope the new tariffs going into effect today can soon be removed and replaced by a mutually agreeable trade agreement.” Romney goes on to state that trade wars “are a tax on Americans,” but more specifically, they are a tax on Utahns.
“They have severe consequences for many employers and inevitably cost American jobs,” Romney tweeted. “They are particularly punishing for agriculture, a sector in Utah already under duress from wildfire, drought and challenging public land policies.”
My thoughts on the trade war. pic.twitter.com/uegY4eUGjR
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 6, 2018