Donald Trump – Is Donald Trump right that aluminum, steel industries have been decimated?

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The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Is Donald Trump right that aluminum, steel industries have been decimated?

President Donald Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum, a move that Trump argued would protect an American metals industry beleaguered by foreign imports. “We’re doing tariffs on steel. We cannot lose our steel industry. It’s a fraction of what it once was. And we can’t lose our aluminum industry. Also a fraction of what it once was,” Trump said March 6, two days before the tariffs were officially signed. We decided to take a closer look at how these industries have fared over time. Lower employment numbers Trump is correct that …

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