The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it had secured a trade deal with South Korea. It represents President Donald Trump’s first major trade deal since taking office, and it comes after he threatened to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. The deal comes ahead of expected talks with North Korea over its nuclear program, and officials had hoped the U.S. and South Korea would not be debating trade issues at the same time as the two governments would have to work together over the North Korea crisis. Republican lawmakers have been wary of Trump’s penchant for imposing tariffs but have credited him with cracking down on what they view as some countries’ unfair trade practices.
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