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Trump's Worst Economic Idea

No good can come of steel and aluminum tariffs.
Not helping.

Not helping.

Photographer: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Does anyone, anywhere, support President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports?

As Bloomberg News recently reported, Trump is considering broad duties of as much as 24 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum, with the aim of protecting national security and pressuring China to reform its trade practices.