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Ralph Nader > Special Features > Letter to President Trump 9.10.19

Dear President Trump:

Over the years, millions of dollars’ worth of American flags manufactured in China have been imported to our country and by U.S. firms. These flags come in a standard size and novelty forms composed of various materials. You are imposing tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars on Chinese imports which may increase prices here to consumers.

Have you exempted imports of American flags from these tariffs? If not, why not? The people need an explanation forthwith.

By the way, are you aware that your authority to impose tariffs unilaterally is being challenged in federal district court in New York City as being unconstitutional? The authority to impose tariffs, declares this serious lawsuit brought by prominent counsel, belongs to the Congress under our Constitution.


Ralph Nader