President Trump has been pushing hard to bring his "Buy American, Hire American" mantra to fruition, including with an executive order meant to prevent "foreign cheaters" from taking US jobs and infringing on our steel production, a senior administration official said Monday, per Politico. The New York Times reports that on Thursday, Trump also laid into Canada, saying our northern neighbor exploits US workers, specifically in the dairy industry, and that "what they've done ... is a disgrace." 

The Wall Street Journal notes that to make his point on steel (and on other products "important to defense," a source says), Trump has called for a probe relying on the little-referenced 1962 Trade Expansion Act, which allows for trade sanctions for "national security" reasons. The argument, briefly: If the US doesn't create enough steel, it won't have enough for the military.

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