Biden Commerce Secretary Says Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Saved American Jobs

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo told reporters at the White House on April 7 that the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum saved American jobs. "With respect to tariffs, there is a place for tariffs. The 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum have in fact helped save American jobs in the steel and aluminum industries," Raimondo said, marking a rare point of agreement with the policies of the prior administration. "So what do we do with tariffs? We have to level the playing field. No one can out-compete the American worker if the playing field is level," Raimondo continued. "And the fact is, China’s actions are uncompetitive, coercive, underhanded. They’ve proven they’ll do whatever it takes. And so I plan to use all the tools in my toolbox as aggressively as possible to protect American workers and businesses from unfair Chinese practices." President Donald Trump in March 2018 imposed a 25 ...

Biden Commerce Secretary Says Trump’s Steel and Aluminum
Tariffs Saved American Jobs
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo told reporters at the White House on April 7 that the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum saved American jobs. "With respect to tariffs, there is a place for tariffs. The 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum have in fact helped save American jobs in the steel and aluminum industries," Raimondo said, marking a rare point of agreement with the policies of the prior administration. "So what do we do with tariffs? We have to level the playing field. No one can out-compete the American worker if the playing field is level," Raimondo continued. "And the fact is, China’s actions are uncompetitive, coercive, underhanded. They’ve proven they’ll do whatever it takes. And so I plan to use all the tools in my toolbox as aggressively as possible to protect American workers and businesses from unfair Chinese practices." President Donald Trump in March 2018 imposed a 25 ...