July 3, 2022

Biden rolls back Trump EU tariffs, greets Turkey’s President Erdogan at G20

President Joe Biden rolled back Trump-era tariffs on aluminum and steel with the European Union during meetings with the G20, even meeting with controversial Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a highly anticipated meeting.

The change reverses a 2018 move by then-President Donald Trump that added a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum from Asia and Europe. The change led to the EU likewise adding additional fees for U.S. products sold in Europe.

“By harnessing our diplomatic and economic power, we can reject the false idea that we can’t grow our economy and support American workers while tackling the climate crisis. We can do all three of those things,” Biden said, according to The Washington Examiner.

Some American leaders saw the move as a dig against American industry. Trump made the policy change to strengthen American business, while Biden has repeatedly made decisions that aligns America with global markets.

During the second day of the G20 event, Biden met with Erdogan after a series of concerns between the two nations, including a failed fighter jet proposal the U.S. shot down as well as human rights issues within Turkey.

The again weak showing by Biden at the G20 showed he has no leadership among the G20 nations. Instead of showing vision, he continued to concede to other nations as he continues to Make America Weak Again.

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