ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 02: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and possible Republican presidential candidate speaks during the Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit held at the Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Convention Center on June 2, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Many of the leading Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to speak during the event. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is opposing President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, asking that he reconsider.
Walker joined the backlash Friday against Trump's proposal that will likely raise steel and aluminum prices in the United States.
Walker says American companies that will feel the negative impact of the tariffs can move their operations to another country, such as Canada, and not face new tariffs on the sale of their products.
He says, "This scenario would lead to the exact opposite outcome of the administration's stated objective, which is to protect American jobs."
Walker says if Trump's goal is to protect jobs, particularly in Wisconsin, he should reconsider the tariffs, especially on ultra-thin aluminum.