Business leaders, meanwhile, have continued to sound the alarm about the potential economic fallout from tariffs, with the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce raising the specter of a global trade war.
The senior administration official lambasted critics of the president's tariffs saying, "Nobody inside the beltway should express any sort of surprise".
Ms Malmstrom warned the Trump administration against considering metal-tariff exemptions for only some European Union countries such as the United Kingdom, which, while long considering that it has a special relationship with the U.S., is behind the bloc on the issue, she said.
Trump and many of his advisers favour tariffs as they believe they will protect USA industries that have come under significant pressure from foreign competition.
"Today I'm defending America's national security by placing tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminium", he added.
"The reality is that the real friends are going to be those who are willing to partner with us on national security issues and also look to make sure there is free and fair and reciprocal trade", White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short said in an interview on Bloomberg TV on Friday. Some countries might qualify for an exemption if their products "no longer threaten our security", the president said. Trump had them flown in hoping to illustrate his move with workers whose production lines and plants might be bolstered. He further said that the country was losing $500 billion a year to China and something had to be done.
On Thursday, Trump had said that America will remain open to modifying or removing the tariffs for individual nations.
"I am disappointed in this announcement and will be working with the businesses that may be potentially impacted by this decision along with the administration about how best to continue our joint efforts to create jobs and spur new growth", Gardner said.
Trump kept Canada and Mexico as potential tariff targets because that served US interests in winning concessions in ongoing NAFTA negotiations. He has insisted he be able to tout a completed tariffs plan when he campaigns for a Republican congressional candidate in Pennsylvania steel country on Saturday. We will always stand up for Canadian workers and Canadian businesses.
Actor David Oyelowo has said he was surprised to find out that his " Gringo " co-star Charlize Theron swears like a sailor. It was during the premiere of her film " Gringo " here that Theron learned where her mother really got the edibles from.
Canada is among the countries, also including Denmark, Norway and the USA , to issue warnings to citizens in Sri Lanka . Some of those networks appeared to be blocked in Colombo , the capital, while others worked sporadically and slowly.
Thousands of fans gathered today in Florence for the funeral of Italian footballer Davide Astori , who died on Sunday aged 31. Astori, in his 10th Serie A season, was found dead in his hotel room in Udine, where Fiorentina had been due to face Udinese .
Virgin Australia said it was holding some flights to minimise disruptions and was working to re-accommodate those affected. A computer problem has forced airport staff to manually process passengers at the T1 global and T2 Domestic terminals.
During Daylight Saving Time, more people travel to and from school and work and complete errands during the daylight. While residents will lose an hour of sleep when the clocks spring forward, they will gain an hour of daylight.
That's thanks in part to the S9's improved camera, which can now adjust its aperture to f/1.5 or f/2.4 depending on the lighting. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung's most recent lead of Note series yet to get Android Oreo update.
Of course, Jones and Jeff Teague have barely played together at all this season, so two-point guard lineups haven't been the norm. The 2010-11 MVP has been bothered by injuries this season and never found the right role during his time with the Cavaliers.
Sandile Shange, a training partner of Gwala's, told the BBC that Gwala is in hospital and his injuries are not life threatening. He was found by a local security company and taken to hospital. "They tried the other leg".
Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 13,288 shares in the company, valued at $1,019,721.12. Hamlin Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Target in the 4th quarter worth $60,860,000.
Human Rights Council on Thursday the assault targeted " terrorist organiZations in accordance with global humanitarian law". Washington accuses the Syrian government of responsibility, saying more than 1,400 people, including 426 children, died.
That suggests the possibility Kim will insist in any deal that the US withdraw its almost 28,000 troops from South Korea. HR McMaster, the national security adviser, is a hardliner on North Korea.
Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT makes first arrest
Earlier on March 3, Naveen Kumar was taken into custody by the Karnataka police for questioning in connection with the case. An unidentified gunman had on September 5 previous year shot dead Gauri, who was known for her writing against communalism.
Sunday is daylight saving time
Whether you're awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke. Home fire deaths continue to decline thanks to the "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery" message.
Ahead of elections, Karnataka govt unveils state flag
He defended Karnataka's flag on the ground that the Constitution does not bar state flags and all states can have their own flags. It has been send to the Centre for final approval, after which it would be approved as the state flag of Karnataka.
The Rich get Richer: Eagles land Michael Bennett
If you thought the Eagles would be hamstrung this offseason by salary cap problems and a lack of draft picks, think again. Bennett was due a reported $3 million roster bonus March 18, so it was clear something would have to happen soon.