President Trump announces steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports
He says he was announcing the tariffs to combat an, "assault on our country."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump announced steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum to address what he says is an "assault on our country."
Trump says a 25 percent tax will apply to steel imports, and 10 percent will be added to aluminum brought into the U.S.
Trump says the excess of imported steel and aluminum is a "travesty" and hurts American workers and industry.
In making the long-awaited announcement Thursday, Trump says the U.S. industry has been, "ravaged by aggressive foreign trade practices."
"It's really an assault on our country," he said.
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