White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained that the language in Executive Order Trump issued in January actually only applies to new pipelines or those under repair.
Sanders said it would be hard to do an about-face on Keystone because it’s already under construction and the steel has been acquired.
But Trump said as recently as last week that Keystone and the Dakota Access pipeline must use American steel “or we’re not building one.”
ArtoftheDeal.info is therefore rating this Executive Order as a PROMISE NOT KEPT. Trump caved into special interests and sold out the American worker. His slogan “buy American” and “Made in America” are lies.
The Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL Pipeline were put on hold during the Obama administration. But new executive orders by President Trump begin putting them back on track, as part of efforts to undo former President Obama’s legacy.