"We will continue to urge the administration to narrow this policy so that it is focused only on those countries and practices that violate trade law," Ryan said on Thursday.
8 March 2018, 04:45 GMT
Earlier in the day, Trump during a White House ceremony signed a document to impose 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminium imports, which will take effect in 15 days.
Meanwhile, US Senator Jeff Flake said in a statement that he is currently putting together legislation that will get rid of the tariffs Trump imposed.
"I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy," Flake said on Thursday.