Donald Trump Claimed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Had "No Impact" On the U.S. Economy
Type: Outright LiesSep 26 2018 Severity: About: China
& Automotive Industry
After President Trump met with the United Nations for three days in New York City, he held a news conference. While addressing the reporters, Trump addressed his economic dealings with China, namely, steel and aluminum tariffs. He said that they had no impact on the U.S. economy, but in reality they did. The CEO of Ford said that the steel and aluminum tariffs would cost the company $1 billion.
Quote | He falsely claimed the tariffs wouldn't impact the U.S. economy when it actually had.
"And it’s had no impact on our — absolutely, by the way, no impact on our economy, which I said it wouldn't," Trump said at a news conference, talking about steel and aluminum tariffs.