Wyden Statement on Trump Auto Trade Announcement

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement in response to the White House announcement that is considering restricting imports on autos and auto parts from the European Union and Japan in 180 days:

“Today, Donald Trump says that foreign-manufactured cars and car parts somehow threaten America’s national security, which flies in the face of common sense. Many of these foreign-branded cars are actually manufactured in the United States by skilled American workers. I am in the corner of autoworkers and made-in-America cars, but this is not a strategy to help U.S. workers. It will invite even more retaliation that will hurt our farmers, our ranchers, our manufacturers, while further isolating the United States. These petulant threats will only make it less likely our allies will work with us to confront our collective challenges with China and to fix real trade problems.”