Trump: Steel And Aluminum Industries Are ‘Dead,’ Time For Change

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump justified his Thursday announcement of tariffs in a Sunday evening tweet.

Trump faced criticism from some economists for enacting protectionist policies, though tariffs are something he long promised in the 2016 presidential campaign. The European Union quickly vowed retaliation for the tariff saying they would enact a similar action on American motorcycles, bourbon whisky and blue jeans.

The president has remained unfazed.