So Much for Trump’s Trade Promise



The Editorial Board | The Wall Street Journal

He slaps Canada with a 10% aluminum tariff despite the USMCA.

With his re-election on the ropes, President Trump has returned to his favorite household remedy: tariffs. On Thursday Mr. Trump said he is reimposing a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum, which had been lifted ahead of last year’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“Canada was taking advantage of us, as usual,” the President said during a visit to a Whirlpool factory in Ohio. “The aluminum business was being decimated by Canada, very unfair to our jobs and our great aluminum workers.”

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