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President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports has been met with derision by some Republicans and enthusiasm by some on the other side of the aisle.

Despite a significant drop in the stock markets on Thursday and Friday, Trump gave no indication that he would back off the plan for a 25 percent tariff for steel imports and 10 percent tariff for aluminum imports.

On social media Friday morning Trump appeared to welcome a trade war, something numerous Republican leaders have been warning could hit American consumers in the pocketbook.

On "The Story" on Friday, Tom Rogan, of The Washington Examiner, argued that the tariffs are a bad idea, but the silver lining is that they will annoy China and could help bring North Korea to the negotiation table.

He explained that Trump could use the threat of more tariffs to motivate China to start enforcing United Nations sanctions on North Korea.

He said China cutting off trade with Pyongyang is the "key mechanism" to getting Kim Jong Un's regime to engage in serious diplomatic talks about curbing its nuclear program.

"By President Trump taking this action out of the blue surprisingly in a way that actually hurts China to some degree, that's a positive step, because I think following the Olympics, the Chinese had basically come to the conclusion that there was going to be no more negative pressure from the United States and they could essentially play out the clock with North Korea," Rogan said. "I think that shakes this up."

Watch the interview above.


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