WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending 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, and the Commerce Department calls the situation a national security threat.
Trump tweets 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 taken advantage of any longer. We want free, fair and SMART TRADE!”
Trump has to make decisions on steel by April 11 and on aluminum by April 19.
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