Why Trump’s steel tariffs may end up helping him politically

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Washington Post—The politics of protectionism are about more than jobs.

Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless -- here's how. Mick Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald Trump in the hopes he would bring about a renaissance for the long-suffering U.S. steel industry – now he worries President Trump’s tariffs on imports of the metal will cost him his job. “This is not what I voted for. I voted for Trump because I thought he’d straighten things out, not do something like this,” said Lang, 59, a …