Trump negotiating with countries over tariffs -White House

WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is negotiating with a number of countries over the possibility of providing exemptions to new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the White House said on Friday.

"He's ... working with a number of individual countries and negotiating on areas of national security where we can work together and there's some flexibility there," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

"We're continuing to have those conversation and will continue through ... the end of next week," she said. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by Tim Ahmann Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)