Is there anything that President Donald Trump has done since taking office just over a year ago that has not been controversial? If you listen the mainstream media and Democrats, all Trump has to do is breathe or drink a glass of water and it will be controversial.
Yesterday, however, may have been his most controversial action to date, even more so than his travel bans. Gathering workers in the steel and aluminum industries around him at the White House, Trump signed his executive order establishing a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% tariff on imported aluminum, except for that imported from Canada and Mexico. Shortly afterwards, the Stock Markey jumped over 90 points.
(Constitution.com) – There’s no telling for sure, if these two bits of important news are related, but the timing seems conspicuous enough to at least suggest they are.
On Thursday morning, President Trump invited American steel and aluminum workers into the White House for a photo-op as he prepared to sign what may be his most controversial Executive Order to date.
The President’s order will raise tariff’s on steel imports by 25%, and tariffs on aluminum imports by 10%. The tariffs will go into effect two weeks from now, and only Canada and Mexico will be exempt from the order…
A number of congressional Republicans have joined with Democrats to criticize Trump’s tariffs, claiming it will drastically hurt the US economy and cost the jobs of thousands of American workers. They also say it will cause a trade war with many other nations who will tax US exports, which will also cause a drop in many exports and loss of more jobs.