On the flipside, left-leaning groups and individuals praised the plan as beneficial to U.S. workers.
Paik Un-gyu, minister of trade, industry and energy, made the remark after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new tariffs of 25 percent be slapped on all steel imports with the temporary exception of those coming from Canada and Mexico. But one White House aide said Wednesday night that the event had been canceled - because the policy was not yet finalized.
Stressing the need for "flexibility" while protecting the country's national security, Trump also said that other countries could negotiate bilaterally with the United States to get exemptions and reductions in their tariff rates. "'The president's decision today to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is disappointing, economically regressive and counterproductive".
"It will be country by country, and it will be based on national security".
Trump hopes the imposition of tariffs will help him to bring back jobs to the U.S. which he alleged to have been stolen by other countries that acted unfairly.
It is now more important than ever that Theresa May and Liam Fox use every bit of influence they have left in America to protect the jobs of British steelworkers.
Pressed about whether or not Trump believes video games are too violent, Sanders said she, "It certainly is something that should be looked at and something that we want to have the conversation about".
"President Trump has done so much".
Even before entering politics, Trump the businessman and real estate developer railed against what he viewed as unfair trade practices that left the USA economy and American workers vulnerable.
Trump plans to campaign for Republican Rick Saccone on Saturday. "Millions of innocent Americans stand to lose when they are forced to pay higher prices due to misguided government actions".
Mnuchin pushed back at concern that Trump's tariff move could represent a repeat of the Smoot-Hawley tariffs implemented in 1930 by President Herbert Hoover, which some economists argue exacerbated the effects of the Great Depression.
The real trade war is yet to come and it won't be fought over metal. "In terms of a broader trade war, unless tariffs are extended to oil (which seems highly unlikely), there will not be a major impact on the Gulf economies", he said. Leslie Moonves, the president of GameSpot parent company CBS, is also a member of Zenimax's board of directors. "He wasn't proposing any solutions".
"The short answer is, we don't know the specifics yet", said Orr, who was assistant USA trade representative in President George H.W. Bush's administration.