MILWAUKEE, Wisc. -- It’s a pipe dream for Trump followers to believe he has done anything concrete on his Buy American pledge. There are no big new pipeline projects on the horizon to boost hiring or American steel production and misleading pledges in his promises about American steel. - From People's World
For instance, Trump quickly approved the Keystone XL Pipeline and ordered the last thousand feet of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) be approved.
Only in March did his administration sheepishly admit the Keystone project is exempt from his buy American pledge and that in any case the pipeline required a wider diameter pipe not made in America.
Also, Seaway Pipeline is owned by Enbridge, the equity partner in the Dakota Access Pipeline.
In its press releases, the Keystone XL company claims that 57 percent of the steel it is using is “steel from America.” It mentions one steel source, Strupp Construction in Louisiana, but says it produces less than a plant in Arkansas which turns out to be owned, managed and operated by a $3 billion Indian company, Welspun.
Both the Keystone and the DAPL are not only mostly made in Canada, but they heavily benefit Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch who helped elect Putin.