President Donald Trump spoke with members of Congress on Tuesday about possible tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Trump said he was concerned that foreign countries like China were dumping cheap steel and aluminum on the United States, hurting the country’s steel industry.
“We make aluminum, and we make steel in Missouri, but we buy a lot of aluminum, and we buy a lot of steel as well.”
Trump acknowledged that cheap prices for steel were important, but not at the expense of American industries.
“I want to keep prices down, but I also want to make sure that we have a steel industry and an aluminum industry, and we do need that for national defense.”