Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is slated to take reporters’ questions at the White House on Friday. The briefing follows the Trump administration’s enactment of broad tariffs on steel and aluminum on Thursday. Flanked by Cabinet members and U.S. steel workers in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump signed new import taxes of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
On the same day the tariffs were signed, the White House confirmed that groundwork is being laid for a potential face-to-face meeting between the Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. If the meeting comes to fruition, it would be the first such encounter between the U.S. and North Korean heads of state. Trump has made it clear that his goal is the total denuclearization of Kim’s rogue state.