BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — President Donald Trump signed proclamations for new steel and aluminum tariffs at the White House Thursday afternoon.

The tariffs will go into effect in 15 days. Trump says a 25 percent tax will apply to steel imports, and 10 percent will be added to aluminum brought into the U.S.

Trump says the excess of imported steel and aluminum is a “travesty” and hurts American workers and industry.

In making the long-awaited announcement Thursday, Trump says the U.S. industry has been “ravaged by aggressive foreign trade practices.”

Says Trump, “It’s really an assault on our country.”

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