|President Trump on Thursday ordered his administration to expedite an investigation into whether foreign steel imports were threatening national security. “This is not an area where we can afford to become dependent on other countries,” Trump said. Steel industry executives support the review, and joined Trump as he signed the memo. Trump promised during his campaign to help turn around U.S. steel industry declines that have hurt Pennsylvania and other states that helped seal his election victory. China is a key target of the order, because it ships surplus steel to other countries, driving down global prices.
Source: The Associated Press, The New York Times