It sounds like the steel had already been acquired before Trump’s pledge so they are just using what they have right now. So maybe, if they need more, they will use U.S. steel? Are you upset by this or does it matter?
The Keystone XL oil pipeline won’t use American steel in its construction, despite what President Donald Trump says.
The language in the directive Mr. Trump issued in January applies to new pipelines or those under repair, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday.
It would be hard to do an about-face on Keystone because it is already under construction and the steel has been acquired, Ms. Sanders said.