WEB Notes: Politicians will say anything to gain the support of the public. When trump said US Steel would be used the people waved their flags for “hope and change” wait that was obama, this time around it is “make America great again”. So far we have false promises, war promotion against North Korea and Iran and looking to renew the NSA spy program just to name a few for today.
The Keystone XL oil pipeline will not use American-produced steel during its construction despite President Donald Trump’s insistence after signing the controversial directives back in January and referencing the move in his address to Congress, the White House confirmed on Friday.
White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders pointed to language in the presidential directive as to why the proposed cross-border pipeline is not subject to Trump’s U.S.-made steel promise.
“The way that executive order is written,” Sanders said. “It’s specific to new pipelines or those that are being repaired. Since this one is already currently under construction, the steel is already literally sitting there; it would be hard to go back.”