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Trump announces steel tariffs will be lifted


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President Trump spoke before the National Association of Realtors Friday afternoon, beginning his speech by announcing that the U. S. would be lifting steel and aluminum tariffs.
“We’ve just reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico and we’ll be selling our product into those countries without the imposition of tariffs or major tariffs,” Mr. Trump said. He expressed hope that Congress will approve the U. S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.
He did, however, say that his increase on tariffs on Chinese products and China’s retaliatory tariffs was “worth it,” to ensure that China would stop cheating the U. S. through trade. Acknowledging that these tariffs have had a negative effect on farmers — many of whom supported Mr. Trump in 2016 — Mr. Trump called them patriots, saying “we’re taking care of our farmers” and he has “never heard a complaint.”
“Farmers are incredible. I don’t know. They may even be better than the realtors!” Mr. Trump cracked.
Mr. Trump, who has a background as a real estate mogul, spent much of his speech cracking jokes to laughs and applause from the audience. He acknowledged that his speech was “all off-cuff,” because he knew more about how to talk to realtors.
The president also spoke extensively about the economy. Bragging about low unemployment among women, Mr. Trump joked that “men should sue the women for discrimination.

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