A close Congressional election is coming up in western Pennsylvania, which has a steel firm. Usually solid red, the Democratic candidate is within a couple of points of possibly winning.
The election is next week some time. POTUS announces a 25 percent steel tariff – protecting steel firms in USA, most particularly right now in western Pennsylvania.
When the election is over, one of two outcomes – Republican wins –red seat still there and Trump now can change tune on tariffs. Second possible outcome: Republican loses. No need to honor promise – Trump changes tune on tariffs. If residents in that steel-producing district seriously think Trump means what he sings today, they are foolish indeed.
Sylvia J. Woodburne, Fresno