President Donald Trump signed his official establishment of tariffs on aluminum and steel on Thursday in a dramatic ceremony in the Oval Office.
The tariffs were exactly as he proposed them last week — 25 percent on steel, ten percent on aluminum.
Trump said that the tariffs were important to sign, citing the industry communities that were devastated by bad trade deals and failed promises from failed politicians.
“Our factories were left to rot and to rust all over the place,” Trump said. “Thriving communities were turned into ghost towns.”