Wilbur Ross: $175 Is No Big Deal

Our Commerce Secretary tries his hand at justifying his trade war over steel and aluminum:

Two things. First, that comes to $175, which is more than most families will get from the Republican tax cut they’re so proud of. They need to make up their minds whether $175 is a huge gift to the working class or “no big deal.” Second, isn’t it cute that Ross thinks the “typical” car costs $35,000? I wonder what kind of car he drives?

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