BREAKING: Trump announced he just doubled major tariffs on Turkey! [UPDATED]

Trump just tweeted that he’s doubling steel and aluminum tariffs for Turkey as our relations with them are not good!

Trump wrote: “I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!”

Here’s the tweet:

Trump doesn’t mention Andrew Brunson in the tweet, but given what he and Pence have recently said in the past, I think that’s gotta be what this is about. Which is awesome.



NBC News agrees that it’s about Brunson:

The Turkish lira is already in pretty bad shape since Erdogan won his recent election and this is bound to make it worse.

Her’s another tweet that gives you some idea what’s happening in Turkey:

And that was before Trump made his announcement…

And here’s even more on how bad the lira is doing. Again, before Trump’s announcement:

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