Trump defends US steel, aluminum as tariff deadlines near
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended the U.S. steel and aluminum industries as he faces deadlines on whether to impose tariffs or quotas on imports of both products.
Increased foreign production, especially by China, has driven down prices and hurt American producers. The Commerce Department calls the situation a national security threat.
Trump tweeted that many U.S industries, including steel and aluminum "have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world. We must not let our country, companies and workers be... read more