Tariffs are how trade wars and depressions start. The Federal government was financed by tariffs before the progressive income tax was initiated in 1913. Since then the Great Depression was deepened by tariffs enacted in the early 1930s. By coincidence or by design, Trump is promising steel tariffs to help US workers just prior to a March 13 special election in and near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in which the GOP candidate is in danger of losing, a district that Trump carried handily in 2016.
Trump must go