US President Donald Trump speaks on steel and aluminum tariffs during a meeting with industry leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP
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Despite fierce opposition from inside the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump announced punishing steel and aluminum tariffs Thursday, teeing up a possible trade war with China and Europe.Trump ended rumor and counter-rumor about his administration's intent by saying that "next week" he would sign off on measures designed to protect U.S. producers.Meeting in the Cabinet Room with representatives of U.S. business, Trump announced tariffs of 25 percent on steel products and 10 percent on aluminum, materials that are the lifeblood of the construction and manufacturing sectors.
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