Late last week President Trump announced his intent to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Then on Tuesday Jesse Gary, the Executive Vice President at Century Aluminum, told Trish Regan on FOX Business Network that Century Aluminum will hire 300 new employees in western Kentucky thanks to Donald Trump’s announcement on tariffs this past week.
US Steel followed this up by announcing Wednesday they will restart two blast furnaces and recall 500 employees in Granite City, Illinois following President Trump’s decision to tax steel and aluminum imports.
A total of 800 new US steel and aluminum jobs were announced in the last week.
Despite this good news DC globalists attacked Trump for completing another campaign promise.
The globalists want to give other countries an advantage over US workers.
107 Republican (Globalist) lawmakers signed a letter to President Trump on Wednesday expressing concern over steel and aluminum tariffs.
The list included Speaker Paul Ryan who has repeatedly attacked the Republican president this week for standing up for working Americans.
107 Republican (Globalist) lawmakers pen letter to Pres. Trump expressing concern over steel and aluminum tariffs. pic.twitter.com/PcOZ3NpbRR
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 7, 2018
But President Trump stuck to his plan.
On Thursday afternoon President Trump announced tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.
Several steelworkers then thanked the president after his speech.
It was epic!
“Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States”
Remarks: https://t.co/nypErcqFSU pic.twitter.com/q92FDYZeUl
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2018
On Friday the Trump White House released video of James Powell, a superintendent for Century Aluminum. Powell expressed his thanks to President Donald Trump for protecting American workers against unfair European and Asian trade practices that threaten his profession.
James Powell: This community was devastated when those lines were shut down. So to have those lines come back up, just the opportunity to have that happen, is going to be great. These tariffs that is being signed, it’s going to bring back… This gives a lot of hope and opportunity. Meeting the president was an honor. Just talking to him it feels like he’s one of us.”
Via The White House YouTube Channel: