Donald Trump has made clear that a major mantra of his administration will be “Buy American, Hire American.”
And he’s making good on that promise!
Trump confirmed again today in his speech in South Carolina that he made a last minute change to the bill approving the Dakota Access Pipeline. He required they add a line saying all materials will be Made in the USA!
Before Trump’s order, it was planned that the steel for the pipeline would be coming from outside America.
I can’t even imagine how many new jobs just this one little change will create or save! Thank you President Trump! You are a man of your word and a man of action!
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And here’s the full speech if you missed it, really great stuff. My favorite line from the speech was “I used to get paid big money for giving a speech like this, now I do it for free. That’s ok, we love it.” You’re awesome Donald, love your sense of humor and amazing work ethic.
Enjoy the video:
More details from CNBC:
President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his insistence that pipeline makers use U.S. materials when they build projects in the United States, a sign that he will keep pressure on companies in the middle of the energy sector.
In a meeting with small business leaders, Trump clarified that he not only wants pipeline companies to purchase pipes fabricated in the United States, but also expects the pipe suppliers to use raw U.S. steel. This comes at a time when some manufacturers are already strugglingunder the rising cost of raw steel, due to efforts to prevent foreign countries from dumping cheap supplies in the North American market.
Trump also revealed how he would pressure pipeline companies to comply: by potentially refusing to exercise eminent domain, the government’s ability to appropriate private land.
“If we’re going to use our powers of eminent domain and all the other powers, then I want the pipe to be manufactured with United States steel,” Trump said.
Trump signed a presidential memo last week that instructs the secretary of Commerce to develop a plan that would require any company that builds a pipeline within U.S. borders to use American-made materials and equipment.