2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President
"We're going to fight for American workers and American made steel, and that's beginning immediately. For decades America has lost our jobs and our factories to unfair foreign trade. And one steel mill after another has been shut down, abandoned and closed and we're going to reverse that. Other countries have made a living taking advantage of the United States in so many ways, as you know, and I've been talking about that for a long time."
3. Trump seated in Oval Office
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President
"Today I'm directing that the Department of Commerce to immediately prioritize the investigation that began yesterday and really long before that, because Wilbur and I have been working on that for a long time, into foreign steel arriving into our markets. And to submit a reports on these effects into the foreign steel products on the national security of the United States. It's not just a price thing, it's not just employment, it also has to do with the national security of our country."
5. Trump seated in Oval Office
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President
"This investigation will look at how steel imports are impacting United States national security, taking into account foreign practices such as steel dumping, dumping is a tremendous problem in this country. They're dumping vast amounts of steel in our country and they're really hurting not only our country but our companies."
7. Trump seated in Oval Office
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President
"From now on we're going to stand up for American jobs, workers, their security and for American steel companies, and companies generally. Today's action is the next vital step in making America strong and prosperous once again."