President Trump Imposes Tariffs on Solar Panels and Washing Machines
Headline Roundup January 23rd, 2018
President Trump imposed high tariffs on solar panels and washing machines coming primarily from China and South Korea. Many on the Left claim that this is a major blow to renewable energy and the fight to stop climate change, while others say the move is part of Trump's "America First" agenda.
The solar industry created 1 in every 50 new American jobs in 2016.
President Donald Trump slapped steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines, kicking off his second year in office by showing he is ready to start implementing his long-promised “America First” trade policy.
President Trump said Tuesday he’s not worried about starting a trade war with Asia as he signed an order slapping tariffs on solar panels from China and washing machines produced mostly in South Korea.