Trump Admin’s Tea Tariffs Are Downright Un-American

Considering that America was founded on a protest against tea tariffs, it’s downright un-American that the Trump Administration is considering implementing new tariffs on imported tea - and on the 4th of July, no less

Another product included in the new round of tariffs on $300 billion in imports? Fireworks. President Trump might as well slap a tax on bald eagles.

Bryan Riley, director of the National Taxpayers Union’s Free Trade Initiative, issued the following statement on these proposed un-American tariffs:

After slapping tariffs on auto manufacturing, farming, electronics and more, President Trump taking aim at things like tea and fireworks proves that this is not about making America stronger, but a misguided effort to harm American allies. The imposition of these tariffs may sound like small potatoes, but the total potential cost of taxes imposed under Section 301 of U.S. trade law is more than $90 billion - which would represent the largest tax increase imposed on Americans since the end of World War II.

Although there have been reports of a temporary break in escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, the threat of new tariffs remains in place.

To speak with Bryan Riley on the subject of the Trump Administration considering these un-American tariffs, please contact Kevin Glass, NTU Vice President of Communications, at 703-299-8670 or at