Trump Signs Order Imposing Tariffs On Imported Steel & Aluminum

Even though leaders from his own party disagreed with him, Donald Trump moved ahead on his own signing the orders to begin imposing steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

From The New York Times:

After a week of furious lobbying and a burst of last-minute internal debates and confusion, Mr. Trump agreed to exempt, for now, Canada and Mexico and held out the possibility of later excluding allies such as Australia. But foreign leaders warned of a trade war that could escalate to other industries and be aimed at American goods.

“The actions we are taking today are not a matter of choice; they are a matter of necessity for our security,” Mr. Trump said in a ceremony at the White House where he officially authorized the tariffs, which will go into effect in 15 days.