It appears President Trump is slowly delivering on what he had promised before elections.
As per his pre-poll promises, American President Donald Trump is slowly implementing his “America First” trade policy. It aims to give local manufacturers the upper hand to face foreign competition.
During the last week of January, Trump Administration imposed special tariffs (under Section 201) on imported solar panels and washing machines. This step is expected to impact South Korean and Chinese companies that sell washing machines in the US at lower rates than those made in the US. Cheaper imports were hurting American businesses and this would probably help in saving American manufacturing jobs in the future. Let’s take a look at how people from around the world reacted to this news.
Score! #Trump continues to protect #American workers! Thank you, @POTUS @VP #Winning #AmericaFirst BBC News – US slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines and solar panels https://t.co/GdI6fzqWwR
— C. Paige B. 🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@LiteraryPaige) January 23, 2018
US slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines and solar panelshttps://t.co/Pxbca3ebXq
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— Janice Behne (@LibWarriorWoman) January 23, 2018
#OCRServices after a final review the International Trade Administration #ITA is holding firm on its initial #antidumping findings that LG Electronics Inc. #imported #SouthKorean #washingmachines to the United States at unfair prices
— OCR (@GTMSolutions) February 1, 2018
WELL WHY AREN'T THESE THINGS MADE N AMERICA? SURE WOULD HELP THE JOB MARKET HERE AND WE'D BE ABLE TO SAY AGAIN "MADE IN AMERICA" Tariffs on washing machines and solar panels not 'declaration of war,' don't spell end of trade deals https://t.co/OjGh5SVQi1
— laurabell (@cotureme) January 23, 2018
Trading short-term visible gains with long-term damages that are far higher but difficult to calculate. #WTO
US slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines and solar panels – https://t.co/VNV4evdTa1
— Tauseef (@Tauseef0675) January 24, 2018
— KaciJeans (@KaciJeans) January 24, 2018
“The U.S.’s decision is an abuse of trade remedy measures, & #China expresses strong dissatisfaction">how your tariffs China? abuse?
— Anthony (@mindmatrix101) January 24, 2018
China will defend its legitimate interests with other members of the #WTO after the United States announced #tariffs on imported #solarpanels and #washingmachines, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday. #trade https://t.co/tztzVqAgm4
— China Daily (@ChinaDailyUSA) January 24, 2018
Trump administration said it would impose #tariffs of 20% on imported washing machines and 30% on solar cells and modules next year #solartariffs #washingmachines #SolarPanels #ChinaTariffs #Tariff #FreeTrade
— Robby Ball (@perfectsliders) January 23, 2018
China's been stealing our lunch for far to long. #MAGA
— Marco (@Marco25478) January 25, 2018
Unfortunately, starting a trade war by imposing tariffs, is exactly what started the Great Depression. Focusing on on what seems like a short term gain, actually is what is going to destroy the income of Trump’s base. The base will demand Republicans get rid of Trump, pronto.
— michael c weir (@michaelcweir) January 24, 2018
Better to let the invisible hand of a free market force American manufacturers to become more efficient. They already have an access to market, and shipping distance advantages…
— Ralph G Anderson (@RalphkaG) January 23, 2018
Lol oh boy and you think China will sit a d not slap back. US cars go to China and imagine if they hit back. It will damage us businesses forcing them to cut down cost by shedding it workforce. Leaving workers jobless
— Not Adv Ngcukaitobi (@AdvNgcukaitobi) January 25, 2018
That Is What I Have Been Saying & It Seems Everyone Including Foolish People Who See Only One Side Of The Coins Now Agree!
Trump&America Has The Absolute Right To Decide How They Buy Or Sell!
Same Applies To Every Other Nation Including North Korea!
HAVE RIGHT TO WHAT THEY WANT! pic.twitter.com/wYGG1GcY0N
— John Kanu Woko (@Hallmarkinterg) January 25, 2018
Ppl who say "theyll hit back", "don't do anything, it'll hurt America" are the reason we have these massive trade deficits. You're so use to being weak and pathetic that any show of strength makes you quiver. You are bad for America!!#MAGA #Trump2020 #Americafirst
— John F Lally (@JohnFLally) January 25, 2018
Absolutely I would tax them 30% to 50% depending on what's coming in to this country because it will put an end to the garbage coming into this country we don't need …you wanna sell in this country and play games in other areas politically well pay the piper period or stay out
— Dennis Dempsey (@realDDempsey) January 25, 2018
Yes, he is right! I for myself made this decision too, not to buy products from China etc. I as a german citizen appreciate products made in Germany.
— Andrea Bauer (@AndreaB50357153) January 25, 2018