Trump Faces Tough Sell to Car Dealers Girding for Auto Tariffs

The president has already publicly threatened to impose tariffs of as much as 25 percent on automobiles and parts. The move is particularly focused on fixing what he says is an unfair trading relationship with the European Union. Trump last year used the same arcane trade law — Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 — to justify tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.