Congressional Republicans are growing increasingly worried that President Trump is on the verge of a trade war with China. But they're also realizing there's almost nothing they can do to stop him.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., put it bluntly during an event at the Economic Club of Washington on Thursday.
"You would have to pass a law to say don't raise those tariffs and the president would have to sign that law," Ryan said. "That's not going to happen."